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Wings of Tatev - Halidzor (Syunik province - Armenia)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 39° 25.026 E 046° 17.866
38S E 611715 N 4363867
Quick Description: Wings of Tatev, the recently opened (2010) aerial tramway, connects village Halidzor with Tatev monastery in Armenia. Wings of Tatev is the longest reversible aerial tramway built in one section only...
Location: Armenia
Date Posted: 2/16/2013 1:08:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMGD1D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 12

Long Description:

Wings of Tatev, the recently opened (2010) aerial tramway, connects village Halidzor with Tatev monastery in Armenia. Wings of Tatev is the longest reversible aerial tramway built in one section only (Guinnes Book of Records).

The 5 752 m long ropeway passes, built by through a deep gorge of the River Vorotan and over hills covered with lush forests. Within 11 minutes an aerial tramway cabin takes passengers from the village of Halidzor to the magnificent complex of Tatev monastery. The monastery, built in 9th century, played a major role in the life of the region as its spiritual, cultural and scientific center and it is one of the most favorite tourist attractions in Armenia. At its highest point over the Vorotan gorge, the aerial tramway travels 320 m above ground level.

The record was achieved in collaboration with National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia, in Tatev, Armenia, on 16 October 2010. Here is link to the record in Guinness website...

Date the Record Happened: 16 October 2010

Where did this record happen: Tatev

Who Broke this record: Wings of Tatev aerial tramway

Is there something to see here?: Yes

What is there to see here: aerial tramway + Tatev Monastery

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