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Motithang Takin Preserve

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In this area we find lots of takin, the sacred animal of Bhutan. It is a bovine half yak, half goat, sheep or something similar, which has an interesting legend with religious and mythological connotations. It is the national symbol of the country. In addition...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kalyan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan and this preserve gives them a habitat. You can see a few Takin sitting around while you can view them from outside the fences. Although, this is the only time to see a Takin, you may not...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Animal is a must see due to the fact that it's created differently by God. Otherwise nothing much barring the animal in this enclosure. Becoming endangered hence needs to be preserved .

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TanimaLama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Motithang Preserve is a mini park housing various types of animals such as barking deer, yaks, and birds as well as serving as a home for the Takin that is the national animal of Bhutan. This animal, according to legend, has the head of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marf13669
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing much to this place, except a quick stop to see the national animal. The animals are enclosed, but you can get good photos, by putting your camera through the fence holes.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank m f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not manage to see any Takin at close range. Most Takins were too far from viewing points to be seen at all. There is very little to see except for a few deer and kept animals. A rather boring visit. Not a very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour leader took us here where we saw beautiful animals and countryside. It is not a long trip, but worthwhile to just see these beautiful beasts.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank BWH999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here really looking forward seeing the Takins but the day we were there they were all hiding and hard to see. That’s animals for you. Saw plenty of deer

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BillyK1980
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Takin is said to have been created from bones of a cow and a goat, and consequently has the body of a cow and a head of a goat, This is a unique opportunity to see this creature. Requires a short trek up a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank revilorc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan.The takin, also called cattle chamois or gnu goat, is a goat-antelope found in the eastern Himalayas. The animal is somewhere between goat and cow. Few other wildlife species are also found there.They are bulky and large and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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9 January 2018|
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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
5 December 2015|
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Response from Mavisimo | Reviewed this property |
About 2500mtrs just a little higher than Thimpu.