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.

For our September getaways list, we’re revelling in true Southeast Asian pride and taking to trips that bring us out of the city for an ideal unwind not too far from home. Whether you’re more of an urbanite who seeks some sweet wall art to capture for the ‘gram, or more of a beach bum looking to embrace a Bali surfer culture, there’s a little for a lot of different lifestyles here. From Palm Springs-inspired interiors to colonial mansions, here are the four weekend trips near Bangkok you should take this September.

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