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Motithang Takin Preserve, Thimphu
(1.8/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This animal and a mixture of goat and cow has a religious explanation for this. It is a must to know!
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  • Seeing Takin, the national animal of Bhutan may seem an interesting proposition, but it can be disappointing, as there are just a few of them and the preserve is nothing extraordinary. And its smelly! 
  • Absolutely nothing to see here and you would save yourself both time and money by not visiting this horribly maintained zoo.