Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, Seychelles

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2655

This reserve is located at the heart of the small island of Praslin northeast of Mahé, Seychelles, and it has a core protection area of 0.2 km2. The reserve includes the vestiges of a natural palm forest that are preserved in nearly their original state. The famous coco de mer, from a palm tree that was once believed to grow in the ocean, has the largest seed in the plant kingdom.

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