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 we take our rain boot stride into the heart of the rainy season this August, we’re seeking out weekend trips from Bangkok that awash with a great sense of adventure and story. Whether it’s a glamping experience on a quiet island, or an urban escape to a minimalist 19th century warehouse, there’s a little something for every traveler here. From untouched beaches to opulent villas, here are the four weekend trips near Bangkok you should take this August.

Featured image credit: The Anam; Hero image credit: Soori Bali