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“A unique animal”

Motithang Takin Preserve
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USD 615.00*
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Ranked #29 of 65 things to do in Thimphu
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Be prepared to walk a lot, but, you won't be disappointed. The taking is a truly unique animal, something between a cow & a goat. They are protected in the middle of the preserve with a walking trail that goes along the periphery.

I wasn't inclined to walk; so i stayed put on the left side. To my delight, the taking started descending towards where I was standing because, apparently, it was their feeding area & time.

Without moving a muscle, I saw about 30 of these unique animals. They are gentle, & not great in the looks department, but they are unique & a cause of pride for Bhutan. Please don't tease the animals or make any loud noises.

Thank prpa
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Only worth visiting if you are curious to see this unique animal. I am glad we did as I knew nothing about it before arriving in Bhutan and can now understand the Bhutanese pride in this national icon.

Thank MarkMcG1956
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

It’s a long walk up the hill to you a few Takin. Chances are you will not be able to see them close up. Photographing them also is very difficult through a tightly weaved fence. I don’t feel seeing them is worth the time or effort.

Thank Manuel B
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

It is like a mini zoo Mostly Takins are preserve here. Male and Female Takins are presnet. Along with Takin , there are deers mainly Samba deer.
There is an entry fee for tourist. One may skip the place untill and unless you are not a zoologist or animal lover.

Thank Shalini P
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Go if on your way, worth the time to see this unique animal. Not so busy and worth a quick visit. There are some other animals also (deers).

Thank simpangratis
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