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Jigme Dorji National Park

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Address: Thimphu, Bhutan

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We were here for birding but anyone who lives nature should visit this while on a visit to Punakha. No entry fee. No offices. No guards on petrol all the time. You feel that you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Forest and streams are plentiful in Bhutan, but this one is easy to reach from Thimphu. There are some lovely monestaries and walks to do of various lengths depending on time. Worth a visit and good to take a short drive there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We were on our way to the gasa hot springs and drove a long journey in this national park. We drove all the way there but skipped the hot springs as the facilities was lacking in privacy. There were many awesome views in the mountain with clouds embracing the hill tops. A pity we didn't see the national animal there... More 

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Dharamsala, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We were here for birding but anyone who lives nature should visit this while on a visit to Punakha. No entry fee. No offices. No guards on petrol all the time. You feel that you are in the thick forest, not in a park which has some human intervention although a constructive one. A river, mountains, a great bird life,... More 

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Not much to see... What we can see was only their national animal which looks like a cross of wild himalyan goat and donkey. No provision for food or drinks which is a sheer disappointment. Plus there was some construction going on which made place a bit messy,

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It appears some reviewers are confusing the 4300 square kilometer National Park with the tiny Takin Preserve/Zoo located in Thimpu. I’m going to focus on the park. We entered this area as part of our 7-day Jomolhari trek. The foot trail follows the Paro Chhu/River and was overall easy to navigate. There are plenty of wooden bridges to assist in... More 

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tallinn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

... and a dreadful road. But that is pretty much everywhere in Bhutan, as I came to understand. I was checking out Community Centers, so not really a tourist, but enjoyed it nevertheless. However, if locals tell you that there are hot water baths in Gasa, if you travel long enough on this little winding road, well yes. They are... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Wonderful scenery, unspoilt nature, high mountain passes, fascinating wild life, see if you can spot the red panda, if you are so lucky.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went just before the evening and spent some time. It was awesome where two hilly rivers are joined at a single place and running with similar pace. The sound of floating water and the birds chirping made the place just awesome.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The animals are separated inside a wired enclosure,so it does feel more like a zoo. The Takin is certainly worth a look as you don't get to see this at too many places. the walk and the brooks around the place are charming. Very nice for a variety of birds-do take binoculars

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Drove up the valley with our guide to do some birding. The trip offers great views of the mountains and the river below. Worthwhile as a side trip.

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Address: Address: Thimphu, Bhutan
Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Thimphu District  >  Thimphu

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