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Yemen: The Pearl Of The Middle East

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Yemen – one of the little-investigated tourist countries on earth.

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It is not so long ago was closed to the public, there is a developed tourist infrastructure, it is not built hotels, and its coast is not busy cultural beaches.

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At the same time, it is one of the most interesting places on the planet with an ancient history dating back to the origins in the mists of centuries. This area was one of the first settled by people.

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Noah’s son knew her as a land of milk and honey. Gilgamesh sought is the secret of eternal life.

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Here rules the legendary Queen of Sheba, the mighty kingdom flourished, traded myrrh and frankincense, developing ancient terraced farming with a complex system of irrigation dams. From around the world spread Arabica coffee.

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Yemen – a journey through time in the frozen medieval Arab East. Where men wear a belt curved daggers and women hiding the face under a veil.

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Here, ancient crafts prevail over modern production. The unique architecture of the Yemeni pottery goes back thousands of years. There are many preserved medieval villages whose houses are still habitable.

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Yemen capital Sanaa is considered one of the oldest cities in the world. 103 mosques, 14 hammams and over 6,000 houses of Sana’a are more than 1,000 years.

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Equally gripping nature and Yemen: the wonderful world of the desert, scenic mountains, dozens of extinct volcanoes, green oases, cultivated terraces, white beaches of the Red and Arabian seas.

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Unique Socotra – Galapagos of the Indian Ocean.

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Few people have heard of this unique island.

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It is called a fragment of the Mesozoic or Galapagos of the Indian Ocean.

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For 20 million years the island is separated from the rest of the land sold, so there remain rare relict species of plants and animals.

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More than 37% of plants, 70% of birds and 90% of reptiles are endemic to this island.

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By the number of endemic species of Socotra among the ten richest island in the world. Dragons and bottle trees are the calling card of Socotra.

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Socotra has always been very isolated from the rest of the world and difficult to access. This was reflected not only in the plants and animals of the island and its inhabitants.

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Socotrans, one of the most ancient peoples of the Middle East region, formed a distinct culture, related to Arabic, but with its own language and traditions.

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However, the greatest beauty is that the island is still no tourism infrastructure, and it consciously supported by the state, as long as possible to preserve the island intact.

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Deserted bays with crystal clear water, white beaches of coral sand, rich marine fauna, mountain plateau with a unique vegetation, freshwater lakes and streams.

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Travel on the island is possible only by jeep with tents, stopping at a few campsites or simply in the wild.

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How long will it continue? After all, the beauty and uniqueness of the island so attractive to build luxury resorts here.
And yet there is a possibility, you need to get in touch with this ancient and wild world.

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