The highly revered Phra Phut Maha Thammaracha is considered to be the city's protector and housed at Wat Traiphum , near the heart of the city. The locals found the ornamental Lopburi-style Buddha image in the Pasak River in front of the temple, and conducted a religious ceremony to invite the image to reside at the temple. Later, it disappeared but was eventually found at the bottom of the Pasak River not far from the original site, resulting in an annual celebration.
The city's principal and oldest temple is Wat Mahathat. Believed to date from the Sukhothai era, it contains a 14th century, Sukhothai-style chedi. When the Fine Arts Department renovated the chedi in 1967, they discovered numerous Buddha images from many eras. Also housed within the temple grounds are 2 Buddha images from the U-Thong period.
Srithep City was once a prosperous city during the Khmer era 1,000 years ago. Nowadays, many ruined structures are all that is left as evidence of the once great city
Once the nation's most famous orange orchard, the Chun Mai Thai Company altered their business direction to growing mulberry trees for silk production and raising thoroughbred racehorses.
The Huay Pa Daeng Reservoir , known locally as Phetchabun Lake, is a beautiful and peaceful place for relaxing, especially at dusk and sunset.
The renowned BN Plantation grows fruits, vegetables and flowers suitable for chilly climates, and is open for public visits to view the agricultural process and for purchase of agricultural products.
The Nam Nao (Cold Water) National Park features spectacular waterfalls, caves, various flora and faunas and is a haven for bird watchers. It was originally called'Pa Muang Nao' (Chilly Forest) because of its consistently cool temperature.
Within the Nam Nao National Park, the Haew Sai Waterfall (Sandy Chasm Fall) originated from a sandy stream that is the natural boundary between the province's Lomkao District and Konsan District in Chaiyaphum Province. The 20-m tall fall cascades into a pool suitable for swimming with both banks covered by large, shady trees.
The rolling green hills, similar to those in Switzerland, of Khao Kor was once a major clash-point, between the Thai military and the Communist forces that hid and resided among the densely forested hills. Sites of interest include the different viewing points, the Jeen Haw Memorial, the Weapons Museum, a Khao Kor Memorial dedicated to those who sacrificed their lives fighting here, the Khao Kor Royal Palace, Sridit Falls, Rattanai Reservoir, Khao Kor open zoo, and Nern Mahasachan (Amazing Cliff).
Spreading across parts of Phitsanulok, Phetchabun and Loei provinces, the terrain of scenically beautiful Phu Hin Rongkla National Park consists largely of large areas of rocky plateaus in various forms, such as bumpy plateaus to plateaus crisscrossed with deep crevices and cracks. Highlights include an unusual open-air musuem with exhibits of the Communist camp based here in the 1960s and 70s. After many years of bombing and raids, the communist stronghold fell to the Thai government in 1982 and was opened as a national park 2 years later. The highest peak, Phu Man Khao, rises to a height of 1,620 m.