OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Uyuni

Uyuni [20°27'54.99"S, 66°49'24.15"W]

Founded over 100 years ago as a trading post, the town's primary purpose now is to serve the thousands of tourists visiting the world's largest salt flats.  The elevation is roughly 3700m and water is scarce so tourism is vital to the town.

Uyuni Square

Much of our time was spent in the main square, which is filled with shops, restaurants, and hostals, which means lots of tourists.

Uyuni Square 2

Uyuni Train

A relic of one of the many trains that used to support trading in the region.  Trains are still a great way to travel here, just make sure to get in line early!