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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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  • Right near the town of Uyuni is this picturesque place with several train cars rusted and abandoned. Is the first stop of local tours by Salar de Uyuni. Is a good place to play up in cars and take pictures.
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  • The train cemetery is located in Uyuni bolivia. Then visit the Museum of salt in the village and before reaching the great Uyuni salt flats this immediately is the 2nd attraction on the tour. The place is small consists of the remains of a few trains that's back to the era of industrialization of the country. The main attraction is boarding trains but be careful because they are higher than they seem. The approximate in this place time is 20 minutes.
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  • Remains of step between Salt Lake and the city of Uyuni. They are several abandoned and oxidized antique trains, it's worth a short visit, some interesting pictures and continue to Salt Lake.
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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.