On October 16, Armenia became home to the longest aerial tramway in the world. The three-and-a-half mile track consists of just two stations – without any other supporting tower structures.
The new tramway takes passengers from the village of Halidzor to the Tatev Monastery. In the past, visitors had to make a 40 minute drive up the side of the mountain, but now they’ll be able to make the same trip in just 11 minutes.
Construction of the new Wings of Tatev ropeway cost $18 million, and was fully funded by benefactors.
To learn more about the Tatev Monastery and its importance to the nation, head on over to Armenia Now.
[Photo credit: AP/Hayk Badalyan]