Train Cemetery, Uyuni

2.9
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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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  • It is not what I expected! Pictures say a lot somewhere that it is not such, missing graphics or something which has l history of the place that I imagine exists but is not spread, many prints and scratched in the place.
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  • Mainly a tourists attraction, nothing else. Fun to climb on but be careful as it’s very windy. There is one shop there but it’s so close to Uyuni there is no point in buying anything.  more »
  • In a secluded area next to a still in use being track are all of a sudden a dozen old locomotives and rail cars. Nice extra trip, but not really spectacular.
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  • Usually the point you start your trip, few trains that were left there. Can make for a few good photos but nothing super interesting.
  • Great history behind it
  • Old British trains from late 1800 are here. All rusted but good for young kids to walk around and climb. Spend 10 min or so.
  • Fantastical photogenic location but very popular with tour groups
  • I had the pleasure of going on a Quechua Connection 4WD tour and seeing this amazing location. The history behind the trains is well worth knowing and makes Bolivia all the more interesting. The best part of the experience is you can climb up the trains and take all sorts of pictures! Amazing fun.
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