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Nature & Wildlife Areas in Ko Samui - Explore Ko Samui's Breathtaking Natural Enclaves

Home to a plethora of pristine natural environments Ko Samui is the best place to explore Thailand's natural heritage. From safari hubs to butterfly parks the island's top wildlife areas as below.

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Namuang Safari Park

Tipped to be one of the most popular stopovers for families touring Ko Samui the Namuang Safari Park is a massive enclosure dedicated to wild adventures for the masses. Offering visitors a plethora of experiences ranging from elephant treks to ATV and cable rides this water fall laden enclosure also hosts animal shows and provides eco tours of the premises.

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Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom in Taling Ngam

Ideal for those with a love of creepy crawlies large and small Taling Ngam's Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom is a must-visit highlight for visitors exploring the natural heritage of Ko Samui and its intriguing multi-legged inhabitants. As a sprawling enclosure devoted to nature lovers and butterfly fanatics the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom in Taling Ngam provides hours of engaging activities and attractions for the whole family.

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Samui Butterfly Garden

A favourite stopover for those with a love of winged beauties the Samui Butterfly Garden is one of the island's most verdant and visited corners. Inhabited by countless vibrant butterflies this breathtaking enclosure full of greenery and blooms is the ideal place to unwind and relax after a day of sightseeing in Ko Samui. Visitors based in Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort & Spa or other conveniently located Koh Samui hotels will enjoy easy access to the garden.

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Paradise Park Farm

Spread out across a whopping 20 acres the Paradise Park Farm serves as one of the island's premier wildlife sanctuaries with spacious enclosures for its many animal inhabitants. Offering visitors the chance to get up close and personal with the park's inhabitants the petting and feeding friendly farm is a must-visit highlight for travellers with young children. Home to deer, macaws, ponies and countless other animal species the venue also houses recreational facilities such as an outdoor pool, restaurant and leisure amenities.

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Samui Snake Farm

As a farm that is dedicated to one of the world's most misunderstood species, the Samui Snake Farm is not for the faint of heart. Housing countless reptile species endemic to Thailand and hailing from farther reaches of the world this informative point of interest is devoted for travellers in search of a truly exotic wildlife experience.

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Samui Rainforest

Hosting countless elephant trekking tours and other nature treks the jungle terrains of Ko Samui are some of the most idyllic wildernesses one finds in Thailand. As a tropical rainforest abound with a myriad of flora and fauna species the Samui rainforest is best explored on an elephant trekking tour or jungle safari which takes visitors to the heart of the wilderness, to the jungle's frothy waterfalls and rugged terrains.

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Khanom

As a wildlife hub located off the coast of Ko Samui, no single oceanic location enjoys a reputation quite like the pink dolphin spotting hub of Khanom. As one of the few places in Thailand and the only venue along the Ko Samui shoreline which affords views of the albino dolphin variety Khanom can be accessed via boat tour. Pink dolphin viewing boat safaris are regularly organized and visitors can reserve their seats on a tour via the hotel to witness the coral pink hued mammals.