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Jigme Dorji National Park, Thimphu
(3.9/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
The Jigme Dorji National Park, named after the late Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, is the second-largest National Park of Bhutan. It occupies almost the entire Gasa District, as well as the northern areas of Thimphu District, Paro District, Punakha, and Wangdue Phodrang Districts. It was established in 1974 and stretches over an area of 4316 kmĀ², thereby spanning all three climate zones of Bhutan, ranging in elevation from 1400 to over 7000 meters. About 6,500 people in 1,000 households live within the park, from subsistence agriculture and animal husbandry. It is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan's Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion.Flora and faunaThe park provides sanctuary for 37 known species of mammals including several endangered, threatened or vulnerable species, such as the takin, snow leopard, clouded leopard, Bengal tiger, bharal or Himalayan blue sheep, black musk deer, Himalayan black bear, red panda, Ussuri dhole, and spotted linsang. It is also home to the Indian leopard, serow, sambar, barking deer, goral, marmot, pika and more than 300 species of birds. It is also the only park in Bhutan where the national animal (takin), flower (blue poppy), bird (raven) and tree (cypress) exist together.
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TripAdvisor
  • One thing I love about Bhutan is that they take pride in their natural beauty and try to preserve the environment. This part of their national culture and their GNH. This park is gorgeous and it is no...  more »
  • So beautiful to drive through ...but even better to get off the road to walk through the forest. Our Wind Horse Tour guides started us birding. Flowers, butterflies, birds everywhere. 
  • I have seen lot of birds which are rare to see in my fast pace city. I have booked bird watching tour from Bhutan Bokar and they have helped me to find the right package with a affordable budget. I ha...  more »
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  • It is really a good park and has been my aim to reach here.. this has got lot more interesting things happening around us which makes us to feel like a paradise... This park is unique. It has got something diffeeent than other parks... It has been a place only where bengal tigers meet snow leopards....
  • I veary love it place
  • good location.
  • Great park covers area of Bhutan also,good landscape,glaciers, rivers, rich in flora and fauna,like panda,Bengal tigers etc
  • good