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The desert rose in Socotra, a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean: “The most alien looking place on earth”. #Yemen

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I want to go here just because it's the closest I'd ever get to being on an alien planet.

The mysterious island of Socotra…

I want to go here just because it's the closest I'd ever get to being on an alien planet.

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Travel Reviews, News, Guides & Tips

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Wadi Ayhft, Dixam Plateau, Socotra Island, Yemen ~ UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo: anthony pappone photographer, via Flickr

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A remnant forest of endemic dragon's blood trees on the island of Socotra, Yemen. Photo: Trevor Cole via 500px

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15 Places That Look Like They're On Another Planet

With UFO-like dragon's blood trees as its most notable feature, the island of Socotra looks like it was transported to Earth from a distant planet.

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