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Motithang Takin Preserve

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Thimphu, Bhutan
+975 17 78 92 78
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  • Poor8%
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“national animal” (142 reviews)
“goat” (138 reviews)
“the reserve” (34 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Thimphu, Bhutan
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+975 17 78 92 78
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from US$615,00
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"national animal"
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"goat"
in 138 reviews
"the reserve"
in 34 reviews
"barking deer"
in 21 reviews
"mini zoo"
in 14 reviews
"sambar"
in 11 reviews
"animal lovers"
in 7 reviews
"endangered species"
in 6 reviews
"divine madman"
in 11 reviews
"visit this place"
in 17 reviews
"fence"
in 83 reviews
"cow"
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"enclosures"
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"bears"
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"body"
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"wild"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Catch this amazingly unique animal in it's natural habitat. The herd could be grazing anywhere as the enclosure it at least 10 acres or more...But a paved walkabout will help you find them, if you are patient and willing to walk slowly, taking 20 to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We expected some variety of animals but they had only the national animal Takin. We were being told it’s a zoo and the location itself is in one corner of the city and just go all the way to see these animals was not worthy....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a place people should visit as we foreigners don't get a chance to see the Takin. If you are not enthusiastic about animals, don't go here. But the park charges a small amount so might as well do this. Why miss out anything...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Under normal circumstances, visitors to Bhutan is not easy to see her National Animal, Takin, that live in wild in high altitude mountain. Thanks to this Preserve, visitors can see them moving around in a compound. When you are close to the fence, they have...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have to visit to see their national animal-Takin.Good place.Can take a small walk or trek around the place in 30 min.Other animals also seen and can buy souvenirs.

Thank Anurag N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you haven't seen them, I do recommend to spend not more than 30 minutes to walk up to the Takin Preserve in Thimphu to take a look. We've found the animals in a herd of about 10-12 at the northern tip of the preserve...More

Thank Cary L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice to see the national animal but you cannot get a good view of the animals as they are far and views are blocked. There is not much to see otherwise but you can drop by if in the vicinity.

Thank Vidur A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

rare animal, visit here at lunch time so that they also come for lunch. good luck to see them as normally they are living in wood. don't know is that still wild animal or not but ok to visit.

Thank iamface
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The reserve gives you an opportuntity to view the Takin and a few other animals in a natural habitat. However given the limited variety, it is likely to hold the attention of your kid for only a short period and it will be upto your...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

You can easily spot Bhutan's national animal at this place with other animals too like mountain goat etc.

Thank Vishal D
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manu k
8 January 2018|
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Response from tiger005 | Reviewed this property |
100 INR is every where except Dzong which is 300/ INR.
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RoshanGV
6 February 2016|
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Response from Joan S | Reviewed this property |
Agree with previous replies, rarely spotted in the wild and only in remote areas. Getting to Bumthang was a hairy enough journey, but travelling further north in the hope of an unlikely encounter will be even worse, and most... More
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Jamie550
4 December 2015|
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Response from Mavisimo | Reviewed this property |
About 2500mtrs just a little higher than Thimpu.
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