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Armania:


A bright future for the Tatev Monastery

Tourism was at an all time low due to the 9th-century grounds’ desperate need of renovations and the monastery’s hard-to-reach location. Resting atop a plateau at the edge of the dramatic Vorotan Gorge, Tatev Monastery required a difficult drive on a less than stable road, which had been ignored as tourism dwindled.

But because of Ruben Vardanyan, a social entrepreneur and co-founder of the IDEA Foundation and the Austrian-Swiss company Doppelmayr/Garaventa that changed. They build a cable car which travels over 3.5 miles from Syunik to Tatev, hanging 1,000 feet over the Vorotan River Gorge.