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.

We’ve been anticipating it for weeks now, but the proof is finally in the puddles: it’s July, and the rainy season has officially begun. And just as the rain cools down our temperatures and washes away our troubles from the first half of the year, the second half of the year greets us with a slew of fresh getaway findings from across the region. From sparkling new hotel openings to historical and classical retreats, here are the four weekend trips near Bangkok you should take this July.

Featured image credit: Eastern & Oriental Hotel; Hero image credit: AYANA Komodo Resort