Beside of the rugged architectures, there are also some tourist attractions near the town, all of which you should see.
This is the land where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet each other. You can go on sailing along Mekhon River there. It will be nice.
It is a museum which exhibits everything you need to know about opium. Good place to take your children and grandchildren to, for their new opportunities of field education.
- Chiang Saen National Museum
This one is next to Pa Sak Gate. It is a small museum, but contains a lot of rare ancient items like utensils, basketries, and amulet.
This temple is at Doi Jom Kitti. Just travel to the northwestern side of the ancient town, then keep walking for about 1.7 kilometres. That is where you will find this temple. In the temple, a glorious pagoda on a square base is located.