Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Philippine Landmarks : Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

Aside from powdery beaches and sumptuous Ilocano cuisines, Ilocos Norte also boasts of its magnificent natural and cultural wonders.  Here are some of must-see man-made landmarks in Pagudpud:

Bangui Windmills
Located at the municipality of Bangui in Ilocos Norte, The Bangui Windmills is one of the most-sought after tourist spots in the region. It consists of 20 wind turbines erected along the nine-kilometer shoreline of Bangui Bay, facing the South China Sea. With a size of a 15-storey building, these structures are considered to be the biggest in Southeast Asia. Truly, these are towers of power and beauty which generates a maximum of 24.75MW electricity; supplying 40% of the energy requirement of Ilocos Norte.

 




Cape Bojeador
Also known as Burgos Lighthouse, Cape Bojeador is a cultural heritage structure established during the Spanish colonial period in the Philippines. It is primarily built to serve as a beacon to the international ships that enter the archipelago from the north. Towering 65-foot-tall (20cm), this octagonal stone tower was first lit on March 30, 1892.  A true tower of grandeur declared as a National Historical Landmark by the Philippine government last August 12, 2004.







Patapat Viaduct
A suspension bridge elevated 31 meters above sea level, the Patapat Viaduct is also one of the most visited sites in Ilocos Norte. It snakes through the town’s coastal mountains connecting the Maharlika highway from Laoag to the Cagayan Valley Region. The Patapat Viaduct measures 1.3km making it the 4th longest bridge in the Philippines.  





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