Wat Phra That Cho Hae
On a hill about 9km southeast of town off Rte 1022, this wát is famous for its 33m-high gilded chedi. Cho Hae is the name of the cloth that worshippers wrap around the chedi – it's a type of satin thought to have originated in Xishuangbanna (Sipsongpanna, literally '12,000 Rice Fields' in northern Thai), China.
Phae Meuang Phi
The name Phae Meuang Phi means 'Ghost-Land', a reference to this strange geological phenomenon approximately 18km northeast of Phrae off Rte 101. Erosion has created bizarre pillars of soil and rock that look like giant fungi. The area has been made a provincial park; a few walking trails and viewpoints are recent additions.