Highway to Heaven


They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. But on the road from Yerevan to the Tatev Monastery in the Syunik Province of southeastern Armenia, every step makes the journey worth the while. Tatev is one of Armenia’s most captivating landmarks. The monastery can be accessed from Halidzor on the “Wings of Tatev,” a ropeway included in the Guinness World records as the world’s “longest non-stop double track cable car.” The trip itself is as gorgeous as the destination: leave Yerevan an hour before dawn to catch the sun rising above the Ararat plain. And that’s just the beginning!


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PHOTO: The Divine Journey to Tatev