Though found in the Indian Ocean, the state of Seychelles is a member of the African Union and is an African state. A relatively undiscovered holiday destination, the island of Seychelles is replete with natural wonder and historic intrigue, allowing a tourist staying at in Seychelles resorts to clinch a wholesome travel experience. Among the more historic attractions in the country is the Bel Air Cemetery which while appearing to be a dreary site, is actually where the very first settlers buried their dead, making the Cemetery one of the oldest places of historical interest in the country. An attraction that provides an insight into the economy of Seychelles is the Union Estate where a traditional coconut farm produced copra and coconut oil as some of the primary exports of the island.
For those seeking an insight into the history of the island, the best place to visit is the Seychelles National Archives while the Bicentennial Monument celebrates the rich history of Seychelles at the heart of its capital city. As these sightseeing attractions are located primarily in Victoria, the capital of the state, one can conveniently visit them by staying at AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa.
The Bicentennial Monument was erected in 1978 in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the capital of Seychelles, Victoria. The Bicentennial Monument, therefore, does not only stand as a historic monument but also as a celebration of the spirit of Seychelles.
Designed by Lorenzo Appiani, the Bicentennial Monument found on Independence Avenue, depicts three pairs of wings which are officially believed to represent the diverse origins of the inhabitants of Seychelles from Africa, Asia and Europe. Given its shape, it is known by the locals as the Monument with Three Wings, or in the local language, ‘Moniman trwa lezel’ which are symbolic of the flight and advancement of the country.
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