The ropeway in Tatev continues to update its records, every year taking more guests. On September 8, the cable car serviced a hundred thousandth passenger for this year. He was a resident of Yerevan Serob Igityan, who came to Tatev with his family.
The head of the project “Gate of Tatev” Vahe Baghdasaryan awarded him with a special certificate and a certificate for free services of the guest house Tatever and the Tatevatun restaurant.
“From January to August of this year, the Wings of Tatev ropeway served a record number of passengers compared to the previous years, compared with the same period last year, the number of passengers rope lifted by 38%, this once again emphasizes that “Wings of Tatev” are one of the main business cards of tourism in Armenia, Vahe Baghdasaryan said.
The “Wings of Tatev” ropeway was built in 2010 by the “Development Initiatives Armenia” Charitable Foundation within the framework of the “Tatev Revival” project. It is the longest cable car in the world. And the record is not only the length of the ropeway which is 5752 m, but the timing of its construction. The road was built in just 10 months by the Austrian-Swiss corporation “Doppelmayr / Garaventa”.
Since the beginning of work in October 2010, more than 600,000 passengers have taken the road.
This project gave a new impetus to the development of tourism in the Syunik region, where in this short period new hotels, restaurants, guest houses were built, which gave the region new jobs.
The purpose of the project “Tatev Revival” is to restore the Tatev Monastery and its importance in the historical and cultural significance.
And what beautiful views open from the ropeway.
And the Tatev Monastery itself.
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