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Motithang Takin Preserve, Thimphu
(1.9/5 based on 400+ 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 zoo is very unique compared to all the zoos I have been to around the world. And the zoo was literally amidst the forests. 
  • ...eher sad little Zoo system, seeing the Takin is the national animal of Bhuthans, in the. Would no longer come.
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  • A Zoo on the outskirts of Thimphu. Compliments to fence the number of kinds of animals are pastured. Sightseeing in other places is just Takin that animal's eyeball seems the fence before walking about 30 minutes so not interested in the animals who is better.
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