Spooky Tourist Attractions Are Scattered All Around Bolivia

North Yungas Road, Bolivia
North Yungas Road, Bolivia. Photo by Henry Ochoa on Unsplash

If you’re a fan of all things spooky, you probably enjoy discovering scary places in each new country you visit. Despite being best known for its salt flats and rich history, Bolivia happens to be home to quite a few. Here are three scary attractions that you shouldn’t miss in this South American country.

Train Cemetery

Several cemeteries around the world became popular with tourists thanks to their beautiful architecture, but this one has a different claim to fame. This spot in Salar de Uyuni is home to rusty trains that have been around since the 19th century, and the legend has it they were once robbed by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

North Yungas Road

At the first glance, the North Yungas Road seems like a pretty scenic attraction, but it made our list for a reason. The road between La Paz and the Yungas region is one of the world’s most dangerous routes and it earned itself the nickname “Death Road” over the years, so you should think twice before going there.

The Witches’ Market

Most travelers start their trip through Bolivia from its capital La Paz, and the Witches’ Market is one of its most popular attractions—despite being really spooky. Local “witch doctors” sell some pretty quirky items at this market, ranging from folk remedies and potions to such oddities as llama fetuses, dried frogs, and armadillos.