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 is not within easy walk from the main part of town. I guess the story goes like this. The broken down trains were brought here for repairs but there was nobody to repair them plus i...  more »
  • It's a different experience, where you have fun strolling between trains, trying to climb them so you can take good pictures. It is a pretty quiet place, with very nice views.
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  • So insanely crowded with tourists that it ruins the attraction. The trains are cool but you see about 200+ people walking all over them taking Instagram photos. I did find a spot away from the hustle and bustle which was nice
  • Incredible abandoned train play ground! You can climb on and explore the abandoned steal giants. Best time of day to visit would be just before sunset.
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