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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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  • Yes we saw TAKIN's with family from distance first. later after spending some time we got to see them from close distance.  more »
  • This is a small zoo with only Takins and deer. Unless you are interested in Bhutan's national animal, the place is a waste of time and money.  more »
  • If you have time and you are very interested then visit this. It is not must see location of Bhutan. There is no other attraction except there National animal which is kept in an enclosure. The zoo is...  more »