Annamese Lion Pulpit at Ban Chi Thuan
Annamese Lion Pulpit at Ban Chi Thuan (ธรรมาสน์สิงห์ศิลปะญวนที่บ้านชีทวน) The Buddhist pulpit is placed at Wat Sinuan Saeng Sawang Arom, Ban Chi Thuan, Tambon Chi Thuan. The concrete pulpit itself is quite unique with a lion sculpture carrying the pulpit with decorative stucco, multi-layer wooden roof, and painting in the Annamese style. Estimated to have been built in 1925 by Annamese craftsmen, the pulpit is considered a precious piece of local art. To get there, the village is 26 kms. from downtown Ubon Ratchathani. Motorists can use Highway 23 and then 2412. The village is 5 kms. off the main road, on the left.