Amazing Places on earth that will leave speechless
Socotra is an island and three islets in the Indian Ocean, an offshore territory of Yemen, near the "horn" of Somalia. Due to its remarkable biodiversity, with over a third of the local plant species found nowhere else, Socotra has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With over 40,000 inhabitants, though, it's not just a nature reserve.
Socotra is considered the jewel of biodiversity in the Arabian Sea. One of the most striking of Socotra's plants is the dragon's blood tree , which is a strange-looking, umbrella-shaped tree. Its red sap was the dragon's blood of the ancients, sought after as a medicine and a dye and today used as paint and varnish.