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Motithang Takin Preserve, Thimphu

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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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  • Visited the preserve in December. you have to pay a very minimal entry fee to visit the preserve. The animals are something of a cross between two. it's said to be a mythical creature and has a story ...  more »
  • This is a place where we come to see Bhutan's national animal, Takin. There is also a history of this animal, but I don't remember exactly. Anyway, this preserve is very quiet and peaceful, but actual...  more »
  • Takin is a rare animal seen in Bhutan. Can be seen in Preserve easily. It's cafeteria is nice with breakfast,Maggie,