Koh Matsum in Thailand
Many think of Thailand as a tropical country full of beautiful beaches with lots of coconut trees – and they’re right. Typical beach activities include snorkelling, chilling and swimming; the island of Koh Matsum – or ‘Pig Island’ as many tourists call it – adds extra flair to your typical beach trip. It’s an island filled with adorable and friendly wild pigs.
This beautiful paradise is a 10-minute long-tailed boat ride away from Koh Samui.
Swim with pigs in Thailand
Koh Matsum is an island that many day-trippers from Koh Samui love to visit, because of its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters – moreover, they get to chill with the pigs on the island.
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Who’d know wild pigs love to chill in summer paradise? Guess animals are more similar to us than we thought.
Animal lovers and thalassophiles will get the best of both worlds here – be greeted by little piglets while soaking in Koh Matsum’s crystal clear waters.
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According to Sky Samui Tour, the pigs had to swim from a nearby island, Koh Taen to live here – that’s a 5km swim from Koh Samui.
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Say “hi” to Piglet in real life. The pigs tend to shower guests with their adorable and sweetness – it seems they’re so friendly and used to people that they’ll even do some close-up shots for the gram.
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The wild pigs live in families – which means more pigs for each person to hang out with.
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An island to be added to your list
Thailand’s truly filled with hidden gems from paradises to adorable animals that live on them.
This appealing island needs to be added to your bucket list, not only for the beautiful beach, but for the cute animal friends.
Who knows? It could be instant aaw-therapy and a holiday put in one.
Address: Taling Ngam, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani
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