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Dramatic and Austere

Diksam Plateau is an extensive area in the center of Socotra. There are areas (often right next to... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2015
817Rob
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Louisville, Colorado
Amazing dragon blood Trees

We stopped several times on our way through and each moment was enjoyable! First, lunch under a... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2014
Daphanie B
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Singapore
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Jan 2, 2015
“Dramatic and Austere”
Nov 11, 2014
“Amazing dragon blood Trees”
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Reviewed 3 January 2015

Diksam Plateau is an extensive area in the center of Socotra. There are areas (often right next to canyons) that are thick with dragon blood trees; there are others that are sweeping plains of limestone. Sheer and austere, this is a spectacular place.

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Reviewed 12 November 2014

We stopped several times on our way through and each moment was enjoyable! First, lunch under a dragon blood tree - our first experience. The birds were surrounding us as well, but not overwhelmingly so. They were still cautious ;) Second, a stop at the...More

1  Thank Daphanie B
Reviewed 9 November 2014

nice canyon and magical place for dragon blood trees! it woth the trip, and you can enjoy the natural swiming pool on the lower part of the canyon after long offroad car ride. lots of dragon blood trees. worth the trip.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is the place to see these huge trees, and may be have a meal under the shades of one of them, if you plan to buy the dragon blood tree powder, then buy it from the locals here, cheaper than the market price. Have...More

2  Thank M C
Reviewed 31 March 2014

The location is simply stunning, with hundreds of Dragon Blood Trees all over the plateau. They are immediately associated with Socotra and the view of tens of them together is incredible. Kids from the village will run at you to sell frankincense and dragon blood...More

2  Thank Sputnikboy
Reviewed 13 December 2013

This is where you can see thousands of Dragon Blood Tree...We spent our day in this place,had picnic under that majestic giant tree,went hiking to Daerhu fresh water pool.To us,this place seriously looks like a dinasour land.My opinion,you should not skip Diksam even if you...More

2  Thank syazni82
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Bare, drear but romantic yet. We spent a night there. My guide bought a young goat from the beduins and that was cooked. The night was one of the most remarkable of my life. Diksam Plateau is in lack of any light pollution hence the...More

5  Thank PhiltheGroundhog
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