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. Add Motithang Takin Preserve to your Thimphu travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Thimphu journey builder tool .
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  • The place is normal, is that the venue is large enough even though it continues to be a zoo. It is worthwhile just to see the national animal of Bhutan.
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  • It was originally a mini zoo, but later converted into a 8.4 acre preserve for the Takin, a goat-antelope. The takin is the national animal of Bhutan. Worth a visit just to catch a glimpse of the rare...  more »
  • There is a long walk along the reserve but be careful as it's slippary at many places,could hardly see Takins.  more »

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