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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  • It's on the road if you're going from Uyuni to Salar but it's just a metal dump and remains of trains... nothing special
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  • For my part, without much interest. A cemetery of carcasses of railway equipment....... atypical for the place but sad ......
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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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