A pig museum in South Korea is gaining popularity in recent days as the Year of the Pig is drawing near.

Located in Icheon City, not far from the capital of Seoul, the museum consists of a variety of venues, including pig performance venue and an art gallery.

Visitors can not only watch pigs performing, but also can have close contact with them there and enjoy thousands of artworks featuring pigs.

"I never thought that pigs could be so smart and agile. They are so cute," said a child.

Many parents are taking their children into the museum to welcome in the new year.

"The Year of the Pig is coming soon, so my family came here to visit the pig museum and hope to have good luck in the new year," said a parent.

The art gallery displays more than 7,000 pieces of artwork from 23 countries and regions, among which the display of 88 sculptures all with the same shape but varying colors is the most popular.

"Pigs are considered to be a symbol of wealth and luck. The Year of the Pig is coming, so people will pay much more attention to pigs. The number of visitors this month is about 30 percent higher than the same period last year and the number of visits is expected to exceed 120,000 this year," said Lee Joong-young, curator of the museum.