Elephants draw crowds in Thimphu

SERBITHANG SOJOURN – Visitors from the south taking a constitutional
SERBITHANG SOJOURN – Visitors from the south taking a constitutional

2008-10-16 - Thimphu, Bhutan , Tandin Wangchuk

A temporary home for the three elephants at Serbithang has become a mini zoo with hundreds of people flocking every day to catch a glimpse of the gigantic pachyderm. Caretakers at the temporary home said that they could have easily collected more than Nu 100,000 had they charged visitors since the elephants were brought to Thimphu on October 9 for the Coronation next month. Many Thimphu residents, who’ve never seen elephants in the flesh, drove to Serbithang during the tsechu holidays last we...

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