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World's longest aerial tramway opens in Armenia
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.
The aerial tramway was built by Swiss-Austrian firm Garaventa-Doppelmayr, who are the engineers behind other famous tramways like the Jackson Hole Big Red and the new Peak2Peak ropeway in Whistler.
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]
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