A little-known "alien world" on Earth, far from the mainland, exists alone for 180,000 centuries

time:2023-02-09 06:55:36 source:kilakilavilla.com author:Riding
A little-known "alien world" on Earth, far from the mainland, exists alone for 180,000 centuries

In movies, we often see alien worlds that are different from the earth, where the environment, creatures and everything are fantastic and different, making people yearn for it. But in fact, there really is such a place on earth, which is called "alien world on earth". It has existed alone for 18 million years away from the continental plates, and most of the flora and fauna on it are the most unique in the world. This place is an island called Socotra, located in the western Indian Ocean, under the jurisdiction of Yemen. The island has been away from the continental plate as early as 18 million years ago, and the long-term geographical isolation and unique climate make the scenery here very strange. It is reported that 37% of the plants, 90% of the reptiles and 95% of the snails on Socotra are unique to the island. The plants on the island are all very peculiar, whether the trunk or the leaves are like alien plants in a sci-fi movie. Of all the plants on the island, the most famous is the dracaena, which is very strange-looking, with an umbrella-shaped trunk that grows up and twisted, and its leaves are flat, leathery. The whole tree is like a huge umbrella, which looks fantastic from a distance. What's even more peculiar is that the mucus from the dragon blood tree is blood red and sticky like blood plasma. Legend has it that in ancient times, giants and elephants fought here, and then the dragon's blood was sprinkled, and a dragon's blood tree that "bleeds" grew here. In addition, only Socotra Island in the world has this plant, and there are no branches. In addition, Socotra Island has precious medicines such as frankincense, gentian, myrrh, aloe vera, civet, ambergris, etc. People used to live by picking vegetables. But today Socotra Island has become a World Heritage Site, and no one can destroy every plant on it. Of course, such a special island also attracts many tourists to play here. The island has more than 2,000 kilometers of coastline, snow-white sandy beaches, novel creatures and emerald waters, everything looks lonely and beautiful. But before 1991, the island was completely off-limits to anyone. Many people may not know. Although Socotra is isolated from the world, it is not an uninhabited island. The original inhabitants of the island often communicate with residents of Islamic countries. They all speak the Socotra language. Now there are 43,000 people on the island. . The scenery here absolutely subverts many people's impression of "normal" scenery, it seems to be from another planet or from some time in the ancient and future of the earth.

(Responsible editor:Domestic tour)

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