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Jigme Dorji National Park

Thimphu, Bhutan
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Ranked #12 of 23 Attractions in Thimphu
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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tallinn
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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19 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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Calgary, Canada
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Snowman Trek, what can I say, it's definitely the hardest trek in the world. There are no easy days on the Snowman, but if you want to prove something, go for it!

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I was impressed with the surroundings rather than the park. I can understand why the park has lesser animals. It’s simply not possible to have more animals from around the world, because in winter it gets very cold. I had stayed in Bhutan during winter, and it can be freezing, which will make animals from hotter parts of the world... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

If you ask me, it was more like a cage than a park. You see, all I found was some deer and takin. Birds can be spotted, as with all places around Bhutan. There was some construction work going on. Hopefully in sometime, the infrastructure would improve. Oh yes, there are two locations inside the park which sell handwoven scarves.... More 

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The location is good, so as infrastructure; but there is nothing! No animals, no birds, just a couple of 'Takin', the national animal of Bhutan!

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India
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Don't expect the typical National Park literature here. This is a wild wild place where the Bengal Tigers from India have been migrating. Neither should you expect photo-genic views from here. But for birdwatchers this is paradise. The little brooks hold forktails, yuhinas, parrotbills and more.

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