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Motithang Takin Preserve

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the place to see Bhutan's unique mammal, the takin. On the day we visited, a small herd was close by. We could watch them and take lots of good photographs through the wire fencing. The takins, in my opinion, are very cute with...More

Thank libbytibbytoe
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is an open air zoo for Bhutan's national animal Takin, found only in Bhutan. It looks likea cross between the goat and the cow. The sanctuary is at the base and up the slopes of a lush green hill, making a visit to the...More

Thank RGoel123
Reviewed 3 days ago

Takin preserve was very average . Could see only very few takins in the open. Fee of rs 100 looks very high as the facilities are very poor.walks ways are rocky and slippery. Toilet facilities inside very poorly maintained.

Thank baumwolle1963
Reviewed 5 days ago

The takin is the national animal of Bhutan. It is the cross between a goat and cow. Quite a strange looking creature. The preserve house these animals and keep them safe from predators.

Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a small herd of takin here and you can get really good views of them. There is an elevated lookout point but the best views are actually close to the fence because that is where the keepers feed the takin. Also there are...More

Thank KrispyPlymouth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Senior citizens can definitely avoid as ltl climb and walking is involved and you wont get enough animals to see. only go if you have never seen wildlife animals yet

Thank kedar2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The takin resembles the Bison in many ways. It’s a unique animal but there were too few of them to see. Most of the Takin were too far away for a good look. There wasn’t much information shared about the Takin either. Of course, you’ll...More

Thank Jiaquan92
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan and if not for this zoo, one would rarely have an oppurtunity of sitting this noble animal. Very viewer friendly zoo that also has several species of deer.

Thank Photowalla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can see national animal of Bhutan here. That's it. No other animals are here only some deer and dogs can be seen. Toilet is not good here. 1 small cafe is here. 50rs per person they are charging to visit or see Takin

Thank Dwij K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit place to see Taikin, the National animal of Bhutan and only to be seen in Bhutan. Nice trek through the hills.

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Response from tiger005 | Reviewed this property |
100 INR is every where except Dzong which is 300/ INR.
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
4 December 2015|
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Response from Mavisimo | Reviewed this property |
About 2500mtrs just a little higher than Thimpu.