3 Views Of The Other World In The Middle East

Many places in the Middle East that are still seldom visited by tourists but if compared to natural tourist destinations in the other hemisphere, the landscape in this area is even more amazing. Not the look of paradise for its views but the landscapes similar to those of other planets. A traveler who visits will feel alienated. Here's another view of the world in the Middle East.

1. The island of Socotra, Yemen

Most of the travelers are familiar with the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, the isolated island that has many endemic plants and animals that are endangered. But not many know if in the Middle East country in Yemen there is also a primitive, isolated island called Socotra. The island can be reached by plane for 2 hours from the capital of Yemen, Sana'a.

The island of Socotra, known as an isolated island so that the process of natural selection and evolution was very slow going in it. The result on the island many endemic plants and animals are found are very rare. The landscapes and the forms of plants and animals that exist on this island will not be found in any hemisphere.

Socotra Island populated by about 825 endangered plant species. One of the most unique is the tree with branches facing upwards and leaves which grow only in the ends of the branches, so it looks like an umbrella. Types of trees like this we often look to describe conditions on other planets.

Although the location is remote and difficult to access but some tourists are interested in coming to the island of Socotra. The high interest of tourists it opens opportunities for business owners of traveling services to create for package tours there. Some traveling agents who make vacation packages to Socotra Socotra among others Socotra Dream, Socotra Eco-Tours, AL-Hamed Tourism Agency and Socotra Island Holidays and Tours.

2. Amguid Crater, Algeria

Trying to watch the video below. The video is not a documentary film made by NASA on Mars but remote places that exist on planet Earth. Its name is Amguid crater, a crater formed by meteor hit that is expected to occur at 100 thousand years ago. This round-shaped crater that nearly perfect is located in remote area of the Sahara desert on the South side.

This crater is located far from the residential areas, the nearest town named Tamanrasset is about 263 kilometers. Amguid crater has a diameter of 530 meters with the composition of the eolian mud in the middle and sand rocks in the lip of the crater. This crater was first discovered by the French Explorer named Roman Karpoff in 1953. It took many hours of driving cars for tourists who want a close look at the appearance of the crater. Therefore not many tourists visiting the site.

3. Badab-e Surt, Iran

The last Middle East area and also has a natural landscape as in the other world is Badab-e Surt. Badab-e Surt is shaped terracing area in the Orost village, Mazandaran province, Iran. This looks like a rice field terraces in Bali but not rice seen there but a parched sandstone rock and there are pools of water that fills.

Badab-e Surt terracing has the form of a colorful like red, yellow, green and blue. This natural phenomenon at a glance resembles Pamukkale in Turkey. The pond that fills the area of terracing contains minerals that experienced precipitation over thousands of years and eventually created the form terracing.

There are two hot springs in Badab-e Surt with a very high mineral content. Local people believe that one of the hot springs there have efficacy can cure a variety of ailments. Some tour operators who are willing to take a traveler visiting Badab-e Surt are HiPersia and Iran Tours and Arasbaran.
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