The last few months Ive had several nights 'n days in & around Chiang Saen updating the GTR Golden Triangle Loop map. There's quite a bit going on in the area, but unbelievably Chiang Saen seems to have retained all it's charm & riverside ambience. There are some nice salas beside the river for relaxing & sheltering from either the sun or the rain. One of the nicest well maintained, restored buildings in Chiang Saen is the downtown immigration office. more to come.