Train Cemetery, Uyuni

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#1 of 32 in Museums in Bolivia
Probably one of the last things you'd expect to see at an altitude of 3,656 m (11,995 ft) on the edge of the desert, Train Cemetery presents a vast collection of historical trains and locomotives. The trains stand as a monument to Uyuni's past as a prosperous mining town. After the collapse of the industry in the 1940s, the trains were simply abandoned on the edge of town, left to the mercy of scavengers and the winds blowing from the nearby salt flat. You can wander freely around the site and take pictures, but if you want to climb the trains, be careful of the sharp, rusty edges. Using our world travel planner, Uyuni attractions like Train Cemetery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It could have been fun without the hundreds tourists I suppose. Yes you can make great pictures and that’s the only good thing about it.  more »
  • Interesting history and visually fascinating. We spent about 45 minutes here when traveling from Uyuni to our camp on the Salt Flats. Well worth a stop.  more »
  • We visited this place as part of a tour to Uyuni, you must be careful not to forget anything! The place is nice but basically visit to photograph, is worthwhile for a short visit
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  • A must visit place if you are in Uyuni. This visit was a very memorable experience. I had luck and could enjoy the special atmosphere these old rusted trains create with a very beautiful sunset. The only drawback is the waste which surrounds the area.
  • Like a madmax movie, this can be an exciting and sad experience combined. Definitely a place you must visit if you are ever in Uyuni, Bolivia 🇧🇴.
  • With a little more explanation and insight, perhaps the experience would have been more enjoyable. But the surrounding land is basically a dumping ground for locals and, in essence, it's the kind of place I'd have loved to smoke a joint at with a friend, frankly not somewhere to pay to visit.
  • Train cemetery is the first stop almost to every tours in Salar De Uyuni. Place is nice to see but doesn't offer to much.
  • No words, just watch pictures

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Accommodations seem to occupy nearly every other building in Uyuni. Where you stay is of little importance, as the town can be traversed on foot in a matter of minutes. You won't find large luxury hotels here, but you can choose between a range of comfortable inns and guesthouses. Reserve your room in advance, as competition for good rooms can be stiff during high season.
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