Republic of Maldives
For days, you travel and a little speck in the ocean magnifies until appears as an island in front of you. Like a mirage. A seemingly uninhabited island, shrouded by dense lush greenery. You disembark, weary from your travels. Your eyes search amidst the wilderness, looking but not knowing what you are searching for. A distant tree sways in the breeze. It draws your gaze to a well-trained sandy path. Leaf like shadows shimmer upon the sand, beckoning to you. You can almost hear them whispering. Drawn into a web of filtered light and rustling leaves, you continue walking. A giant structure encircled by a moat of sand rises before you. Abandoned by humans perhaps, but inhabited by creepers and living greens.