As much as we love Bangkok with all its hearty hustles and buzzing bustles, it’s always good to get out of the Big Mango — even if only for the weekend. Every month, we put together a list of four weekend trip ideas to bring you a refreshing dose of travel inspo from around the region. Go on one of them or go on all of them, and prepare a big fat red marker to check off this one resolution for 2019 on the monthly: to travel brilliantly.

As the rain season begins to sneak us into June, we’re seeking refuge under tropical mangroves and in our favourite metropoles. After all, everyone has their own recipe for a rainy day, even if said recipe includes a flight ticket abroad. Whether you’re seeking a city escape to eat your weight in soup dumplings, or a private rainforest villa retreat for the nap of your lifetime, here are the four weekend trips near Bangkok you should take this June.

Featured image credit: Keemala Phuket; Hero image credit: Phum Baitang