Socotra Island Is One of the Strangest Places on Earth

Those few who have had a chance to see it are in awe of it. Socotra amazes with dragon-blooded trees, unique birds and views that are often unlike any other place on our globe.

Yemen’s Socotra lies east of Africa and south of Asia Minor, “guarding” the entrance to the Gulf of Aden

Socotra Island Is One of the Strangest Places on Earth
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The tourist base is hardly developed yet

Socotra Island Is One of the Strangest Places on Earth
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Tourism facilities are hardly developed yet

Socotra Island Is One of the Strangest Places on Earth
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It is surprising because here you can find plants and animals that you will not see anywhere else in the world

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30% of the island’s flora is completely unique, and the views are simply stunning

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On Socotra you can admire, among others, dragon blood trees that produce red juice and resemble an umbrella opened wide in the wind

Socotra Island Is One of the Strangest Places on Earth
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Giant succulents and so-called cucumber trees also grow here

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More than 90% of reptiles, as well as many other animals that can be found in Socotra cannot be found anywhere else in the world

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Many people enjoy admiring the ghost crabs and stingrays, known as Egyptian vultures

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The island is a mixture of three lands: coastal beaches and green plains behind them, limestone plateaus with caves and mountains

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The entire island has been designated a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Only 60,000 people live there, and the largest village has about 8500 people

Socotra Island Is One of the Strangest Places on Earth
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Would you go to such a place on vacation?