Already featuring a record-length cableway, Armenia plans to launch the world’s longest, nearly 2.7-kilometer-long zip line this summer to rope in more tourists.
Its ancient cultural heritage, which, incidentally, includes the world’s oldest shoe, may be Armenia’s main calling card, but the Caucasus nation is now increasingly betting on the world’s longest rope rides to give tourism a boost.
The partly crowd-funded zip line, slotted to launch July 26 (pending official approval) in northeast Armenia’s Yell Extreme Park, would stretch 1.7 miles across the Tavush Mountains. This would make it 135 meters (443 feet) longer than the longest existing zip line in Mexico’s Copper Canyon.
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