WINGS OF TATEV - LONGEST NON-STOP CABLE CAR
THE CABLEWAY EXPERIENCE
Wings of Tatev (TaTever in Armenian) holds the Guinness World Record for the longest non-stop double track cable car. It is located in Syunik region, about 250 km south from Yerevan. Built in 10 months and installed in 2010, the cableway is fairly new but has already attracted more than 100, 000 visitors annually. It connects Halidzor station to Tatev Monastery and lasts for about 12 minutes. It goes over the Vorotan gorge and reaches its maximum altitude of 320 meters. Part of Tatev Revival Project, Wings of Tatev is non-commercial, as its profit goes towards the development of the region and the restoration of Tatev Monastery.
Once you have reached to Tatev Monastery, expect to witness a breathtaking view all around. This 9th century monastery is one of the staples of tourism in Armenia and the ultimate destination for Syunik region. The complex holds a big history inside its walls, namely operating Tatev University in the 14-15th centuries.
If you go to the Monastery complex, be sure to pay a visit to Dzit-Han Museum and Photo Exhibition, where you will see an old oil press facility made in the 17th century. This interactive museum will take you through the steps of how the facility worked, and the purpose it served during its time.
ACTIVITIES TO DO AROUND
There are so many places to see and things to do when you are in this area. If you are interested in hiking, take trails that lead to the gorge to Devil’s Bridge, or to nearby medieval villages such as Old Harjis, Halidzor or Khndzoresk.
Fan of the extreme? Try paragliding flights over the Vorotan gorge! Offering different packages with or without transportation, you can choose the best option and spread your wings.
The restaurants and local guesthouses are all authentic and won’t disappoint you with their quality. Because of the profit raised through the Revival Project, the area has gone through serious changes, becoming one of the most popular destinations for visitors from around the world.
Whether you are a fan of heights, extremes, or just like exploring beautiful landscapes in general, if you visit Armenia, you have to check out Wings of Tatev - the longest non-stop double track cable car.
The ultimate way to discover the southern part of the country, this world record winning ropeway will impress you with its views, site attractions and the overall cable car ride experience. For your best vacation package, book your trip now at Caucasus Holidays!
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