Socotra, Indian Ocean– Socotra lies 150 miles east of the horn of Africa. Many of its plant and wildlife are only found on the island. A third of its plant life is found nowhere else in the world. The island is approximately 80 miles long and 30 miles wide and is part of the Republic of Yemen. Over 700 species of plant life on Socotra are endemic and only Hawaii and the Galapagos Islands have more impressive numbers. Socotra has become an amazing feature of the world due to its isolation and archipelago islands.
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Cueva de los Cristales, Mexico- Think of it as Superman’s south of the border Fortess of Solitude. Translucent crystals as long as 36 feet, line the walls of the cave coming from every direction. Their weight is amazing, an immense 55 tons for the largest crystal discovered to date. Below the cave lies a magma chamber that heated water and minerals to allow the crystals to become their massive size. The cave was found by pumping water out of the ground near the town of Delicias, Mexico. The cave is being researched by a group of scientist known as the Naica Project. When research is complete the cave could be sealed again to allow the water levels to rise back up.
Bagan, Myanmar- Bagan is an ancient city located in Myanmar and was once the capital city of the Kingdom of Pagan. During the cities height between the 11th and 13th century, 10,000 Buddhist temples were built. A little of 2,000 temples remain today, many were lost due to severe earthquakes that were very common in that area.http://i.imgur.com/envO3.jpg
Genghis Khan, Mongolia- Genghis Khan is considered to be a great person to Mongolia, even though he killed roughly 10% of the entire world population during the time of his rule. Mongolia erected this 40 meter tall statue on the banks of the Tuul River, approximately 54 km east of the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator. The statue points east towards his birthplace. You can actually go up into the statue and look through the neck of the horse to see a panoramic view of the terrain.
Stone Forest, Madagascar- The stone forest in Madagascar is made up of limestone. During the rainy season the cayons, which are no wider than a few feet, fill up with water. Many locals who enter the stone forest search for honey from bee’s that have made their hives in the forest. When visiting this location, Decken’s Sifaka, a species that somewhat looks like a monkey, can be clearly be seen jumping from the stone tops of the forest. http://i.imgur.com/1dV46.jpg