Diksam Plateau

Diksam Plateau, Socotra Island: Address, Diksam Plateau Reviews: 4.5/5

Diksam Plateau
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Maria I
Milan, Italy3 contributions
The reason I went to Socotra
Apr 2021
If you want to enjoy a sea of Dragon blood trees this is the place to go. It is amazingly beautiful both at sunrise and sunset, but also during the day.
Written June 15, 2021
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817Rob
Louisville, CO42 contributions
Dramatic and Austere
Jun 2014 • Solo
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.
Written January 2, 2015
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Daphanie B
Singapore177 contributions
Amazing dragon blood Trees
Dec 2013
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 archeological site where they are studying and growing dragon blood trees. So amazing that all the ones you see are 2000-3000+ years old. There are None on the island that are in the 'hundreds'. The ones growing for study are in between 10-30 years and they look more like an agave plant or aloe plant - a small shrub. Amazing what they turn into thousands of years later.
Written November 12, 2014
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paul j
beirut6 contributions
nice canyon and magical place for dragon blood trees!
Oct 2014 • Friends
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.
Written November 9, 2014
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M C
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates300 contributions
The land where dragons planted their blood trees!
Apr 2014 • Friends
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 a look at the valley, majestic breath taking views that will stick in the memory.
Written July 22, 2014
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Sputnikboy
Trieste, Italy331 contributions
The land of the Dragon Blood Trees
Mar 2014 • Solo
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 tree powder, 500 rials for a tiny bag of them.
After taking many pics, I decided to have some fun and invited the kids to play with my mobile: they went absolutely crazy for it, it was very funny to watch. Then they asked for the inevitable "sura" (picture) together.
It is a great spot to have a picnic also, in the shade of one of the trees so if you can go for it.
Written March 31, 2014
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syaz
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia234 contributions
Dragon Blood Tree
Nov 2013 • Family
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 already see dragon blood tree in Homhil,because the landscape between those two places are different.Yes there will be the same highlight(the trees) but seriously the environment and experience are different.
Written December 13, 2013
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Gyozo O
Budapest, Hungary51 contributions
Home of the Dragon Blood Tree
Nov 2012 • Solo
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 sky was fantastic. I never seen so many stars, I've seen the spiral arm of Milky Way and also seen the Andromeda. I was nearly crying to see such kind of beauty in the middle of nowhere.
In the morning I had time watch around and examed the Dragon Blood Tree. It is a very special species, the Dracena tree its closest relative and I discovered some similarity but have to say, this is one of the most special plant I've ever seen in my life.

Sleeping in a tent on Diksam is not a dream. The soil is very-very rocky hard to find a good place to install the tent. The night can be unpleasant especialy you spent the previous night on the beach. The temperature goes down under 16 degrees, fortunately my leather jacket was with me.
The place is in lack of any kind of bathing facility, no shower, no toilette.
Written August 4, 2013
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