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Train Cemetery, Uyuni

(2.7/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
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 is a nice place the bad thing is that there are many pints on trains I think they should take care of the place since many tourists go
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  • I would just like to make a recommendation: accidents can be avoided. It is not necessary that you upload to all parties. Unfortunately the day that we were a young woman slipped and fell the train is hurting.
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  • On the way to the salary of Uyuni and in the middle of the nowhere the disused locomotives from all over were lined up countries, where they drop off a bizarre picture. An impressive trip, but not necessarily a must.
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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.