Train Cemetery, Uyuni

2.9
#1 of 46 in Museums in Bolivia
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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  • This place has a lot of people depending on the time of day. It's a photo spot, but it's a good thing because if you spend too much time here on a one-day tour or something, your time at the salt lake will decrease dramatically. It's okay if it's a four-day tour or something like that.
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  • In the middle of nowhere, or better somewhere in the desert, you find trains carcasses that constrastate with the natural landscape, revealing a singular beauty! People turn into children and have fun playing train in train, seeking the best angles for photos
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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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