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Train Cemetery, Uyuni

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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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  • Take spectacular, clouds from here look like cotton pompons, height can play badly, by the ups and downs of the trains, looking for the best footage and enjoy it.
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  • if you have to pay to see it, don't. it has history but it just looks like an abandoned junkyard. it's not even well kept.  more »
  • It really is a place that is not worth much, there is much trash and the too many tourists trying to get the best picture. You can not enjoy visit really with so many people. To find a nook where take you a photo without people back is almost impossible. But most of the tours to the salt include this visit, so there is no much choice as to go or not to go.
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  • Old trains in the middle of nowhere. Nice for pix with an original atmosphere.
  • NIce collection of old trains. Need to know a little more history. Was the end of a good trip through the area. One of the few things to see in this town, but we still found a few with a good taxi driver.
  • Really cool place. Great to see the old trains and great photo opportunities.
  • Very touristy place with a lot of people climbing on the trains to get pictures. You usually go there with a tour before visiting the salar of Uyuni
  • Nice collection of rusting trains. But you have to walk through a mine field of garbage and human excrement to get there. Not a good look, Bolivia.