Top 100 spectacular natural landmarks of the world (P.18) Socotra: The most alien-looking place on Earth
(WorldKings.org) Socotra has been described as "the most alien-looking place on Earth." In 2008 Socotra was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Top 30 unique islands in the world (P.12) Socotra: Dragon's blood island
(WorldKings.org) One of the most striking of Socotra's plants is the dragon's blood tree (Dracaena cinnabari), which is a strange-looking, umbrella-shaped tree. Its red sap was thought to be the dragon's blood of the ancients, sought after as a dye, and today used as paint and varnish.