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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The Takin has been designated as the national animal of Bhutan and besides Bhutan, the Takin is also found in Tibet (China), north-west Myanmar and north-east India - primarily the areas around the... more »
Takin is an animal found between Bhutan and Tibet. We were fortunate that the animals were close to the gate where we could see them up close. We learned no one has heard any noise from the Takin... more »
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