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Socotra is an island in Yemen, located off the coast of the Indian Ocean, bordering the coast of Somalia.

Socotra is an island in Yemen, located off the coast of the Indian Ocean, bordering the coast of Somalia.

The island of the dragon blood tree

At night, visitors can see the dense starry sky thanks to the rare fresh air.

Socotra has more than 42,000 people living on an area of 3,796 square kilometers, scattered small villages and only one capital city, Hadiboh (which actually looks a lot like a large village).

At night, visitors can see the dense starry sky thanks to the rare fresh air.

Socotra has more than 42,000 people living on an area of 3,796 square kilometers, scattered small villages and only one capital city, Hadiboh (which actually looks a lot like a large village).

The island of the dragon blood tree

Isolated location, hot, dry weather, many storms from May to September, temperature drops sharply in winter, along with special climatic conditions in the mountains help Socotra have a unique flora and fauna system.

Isolated location, hot, dry weather, many storms from May to September, temperature drops sharply in winter, along with special climatic conditions in the mountains help Socotra have a unique flora and fauna system.

The island of the dragon blood tree

The symbol of Socotra island is Dracaena cinnabari (dragon blood tree) shaped like a mushroom or giant umbrella.

The symbol of Socotra island is Dracaena cinnabari (dragon blood tree) shaped like a mushroom or giant umbrella.

The island of the dragon blood tree

Dragon blood trees grow thickly on Socotra’s arid terrain, giving this place a landscape like an `alien land`.

Dragon blood trees grow thickly on Socotra’s arid terrain, giving this place a landscape like an `alien land`.

The island of the dragon blood tree

Adenium obesum sokotranum or desert rose is a plant that commonly grows in mainland Africa and Arabia.

Adenium obesum sokotranum or desert rose is a plant that commonly grows in mainland Africa and Arabia.

In addition to the typical dragon blood tree and desert rose, Socotra Island also impresses visitors with its large sand slopes and fine white sand beaches running along the Indian Ocean coast.

In addition to the typical dragon blood tree and desert rose, Socotra Island also impresses visitors with its large sand slopes and fine white sand beaches running along the Indian Ocean coast.

Tourists should only come to Socotra from October to May of the following year, especially October, November and February because the weather is not too hot or too rainy, suitable for walking, trekking, and other outdoor activities.

Tourists should only come to Socotra from October to May of the following year, especially October, November and February because the weather is not too hot or too rainy, suitable for walking, trekking, and other outdoor activities.

Currently, tourists can fly from Egypt or Abu Dhabi directly to Socotra.

However, due to human impact, alien animals and climate change are greatly harming Socotra’s flora and fauna.

Currently, tourists can fly from Egypt or Abu Dhabi directly to Socotra.

However, due to human impact, alien animals and climate change are greatly harming Socotra’s flora and fauna.

Khanh Tran (According to Boredpanda)

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