The Ashgabat Cable Car is a 4 km (2.5 mi) cableway in the capital of Turkmenistan. It is one of the must-visit places in Ashgabat which offers a 10-minute journey through the Ashgabat and the foothills of Kopetdag Mountains. The cableway has 16 cabins zoom at 6 meters per second, with a new batch of passengers every 72 seconds.

The arrival station boasts a 6500 square meters area, including a small park and a building housing two restaurants, cafes (with a capacity for 280 people each), shops, and offices. It features a sightseeing helicopter pad, covered terraces, stairways, alleys, and a water cascade.

Construction of the Ashgabat Cable Car began in 2005. The construction of the facility was carried out by the French company Bouygues. The cost of the project was around $20.5 million. The customer for the construction was the Turkmenenergogurlushyk concern, which is part of the Ministry of Energy and Industry of Turkmenistan.

Work on the construction of the cableway lasted 2 years. The opening of the Ashgabat Cable Car took place on October 18, 2006 with the participation of the President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov and the head of the Bouygues company Martin Bouygues.

Now as a highlight in Turkmenistan, the Ashgabat Cable Car provides breathtaking views of mountains and the city. For transportation in Turkmenistan, consider trains, cars, or public transport. Intercity or long journeys can be covered by flights from various province airports.