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Taking the train from Trinidad through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Valle de los Ingenios is a top tourist attraction but we decided to drive since it's faster and we had many hours to drive to our next destination.

"Sugar production was introduced by the Spanish in 1512 .. and trade in the commodity enriched Trinidad and the surrounding areas.

"The island became the world's foremost producer of sugar during the late 18th and 19th centuries... The climate and soil were perfect for the cultivation of sugar cane .. To prevent the sugar from spoiling .. a special railway line was laid down through the valley in the late 1880s, connecting the Valle de los Ingenios with Trinidad and the port at Casilda."
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