Fasten your seat belt: We’re taking you on a trip around the world. Click through our album to get an insider’s look at the most fascinating, colorful, engaging and all-out fantastical playgrounds out there. Climb a faux spider web in Japan. Swing on tires in Germany. Splash in fountains in Brooklyn. Or at least feel like you are by peeking at these inspiring pictures.

Miner’s Playground – Chuquicamata, Chile

Located in the Atacama desert, one of the driest places in the world, is Chuquicamata, a miner’s town that was shut down in 2007. Despite being abandoned, this playground’s structures still carry a playful, imaginative design that matches the industrial era it developed in. Slide over to PlayGroundology, a blog about everything playgrounds, to see more amazing photos.

photo: James Byrum via Flickr Creative Commons

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— Christal Yuen & Scott Wardell