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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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  • Just outside the city, lots of light and rusty trains. A pity that all trains are tagged with ugly drawings or words  more »
  • The old trains are beautiful and have kept some mystery. But the place is small and full of tourists. This cemetery is part of the uyuni 3 days tour.  more »
  • The train cemetery hostel a variety of trains used years ago for the extraction of minerals, they are currently outside of the rails and with a touch of adventure since you can hop on the train and know them inside and outside without limitations.
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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.