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. 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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  • Given that the Takin is the national animal of Bhutan it is worth a visit, but it could certainly be improved. It is quite a hike up a steep road/ path but, when we got up to the top, we were rewarded...  more »
  • Liked to see the animals in their Natural Preserve.Due to rain,even the animals were taking rest in their shelter.Still,it was possible to appreciate the animals in their respective enclosures.  more »
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