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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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  • The train cemetery was everything I was expecting it to be. An absolute tourist trap. A bunch of rusty trains with tourists climbing on them. Couldn't leave fast enough 
    The train cemetery was everything I was expecting it to be. An absolute tourist trap. A bunch of rusty trains with tourists climbing on them. Couldn't leave fast enough  more »
  • I don't recommend wasting time here. It's and unattractive junkyard that somehow fascinates people. Why? It escapes me. It's just a sad monument of a bygone industrial era, and an eye sore. If at... 
    I don't recommend wasting time here. It's and unattractive junkyard that somehow fascinates people. Why? It escapes me. It's just a sad monument of a bygone industrial era, and an eye sore. If at...  more »
  • It is a picturesque and entertaining place, to become children since you can climb and browse everywhere. It is nostalgic to think that so much junk was once in use and from the models and forms to.....  more
    It is a picturesque and entertaining place, to become children since you can climb and browse everywhere. It is nostalgic to think that so much junk was once in use and from the models and forms to.....  more »
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  • Some what interesting but extremely overshadowed by the real draws in the region: the Salt Flat and far reaches of the Altiplano. It's fortunate it is normally done as the first stop on a series tour, otherwise it would look even more pedestrian by comparison.
  • Cool tourist attraction in Uyuni. Worth seeing but gets boring relatively fast. If it’s part of your tour, look forward to it, but don’t go out of your way to see it.
  • Not much to do but take pictures of rusted and disintegrating train parts. The statues at the entrance are cool, but not necessarily worth the detour unless you are a train or metal art enthusiast.
  • A dive into the history of the region. Steam trains long abandoned and succumbing to rust seem to remind us of a bygone era. If you listen hard enough you might be able to hear one of them whistle. To see more go to my YouTube channel 👉🏻 MotoVisionX
  • Very fun place where you can climb on the trains and get some great photos. Our guide (Luis from Quechua Connection) gave us some awesome info on the history of the trains too.

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