Phraya Phakdi Chumphol Statue
located at the circle leading into town center, honors the founder of Chaiyaphumand was built by voluntary donations from the local people.
Not too far from the town center is the site said to be where Phraya Phakdi was killed by invaders from Vientiane. Here was erected a shrine in his memory called San Chao Pho Phraya lae, the title his people bestowed upon him, with a statue of his likeness inside. Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his honor is held.