It is an important transport hub, being the location of a major railway junction. Four lines join here, respectively from La Paz (via Oruro), Calama (in Chile), Potosí, and Villazón (on the Argentine border, where the line now ends).
One of the sights in Uyuni is the train cemetery - filled with old, rusting steam locomotives.
dazzled by ... ; Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt flat, a landscape that's so bright, you've got to wear shades. Graeme Green gets an eyeful
Nov 12, 2011; dazzled by bolivia I plunged my arm down into the icy water. "Muy grande," said Raul, the 4x4 driver, describing the size of what...