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Motithang Takin Preserve, Thimphu

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Wildlife Area
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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  • Long trek way along a big cage, a lot of Tarkins and also other animals such as dear. Good nature and fresh air.  more »
  • This preserve gets 4 stars instead two only only because it has Takin, the national animal of Bhutan. Without this place, you would probably never see this strange animal that looks like it was cross ...  more »
  • If you are curious to know Bhutan's national animal with the head of a goat and body of a cow (Takin), you have to visit Motithang Takin Preserve. They are many takins starting from calves. There are ...  more »