Motithang Takin Preserve, Thimphu

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#2 of 10 in Parks in Bhutan
Explore a wildlife reserve dedicated to protecting Bhutan's national animal at Motithang Takin Preserve. Initially a miniature zoo, the site now enjoys protection for environmental and spiritual reasons, letting docile takins roam free and expand in numbers in the surrounding forest. Go on a guided tour through the government-maintained area of 3.4 hectares (8.4 acres), which also contains a traditionally styled entrance, an information center, and lots of native greenery. Wear comfortable walking shoes in order to manage the many steep trails. See Motithang Takin Preserve and all Thimphu has to offer by arranging your trip with our Thimphu travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We have gone to see the Takin here, the national animal of Bhutan. This has a head resembling goat and body of cow . It is believed that it is created by Mad god man . We could see the animal very clo...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Takin preserve is dedicated to bhutan national animal takin. You can see many here. Rather than that there isnt much offered. One can take 20-25 mins walk around the cage to observe their lifestyle. E...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    Bhutan's National animal showcased here. Few other animals too. Nothing much to see/do here. Strictly for kids  more »

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