Phu Văn Lâu (Phu Van Lau), Hue

Phu Văn Lâu (Phu Van Lau), Hue

Phu Văn Lâu (Phu Van Lau) was built in 1819 under the reign of Emperor Gia Long and was used as a place for announcing the Emperor’s important edicts or the results of examinations held by the court. In 1829 the square in front of it was the site for battles held between elephants and tigers, and Phu Van Lau was where the Emperor watched the fights. Phu Van Lau is a two story construction, and in front of it are situated two small brass cannons facing each other.

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Phu Văn Lâu (Phu Van Lau) on Map

Sight Name: Phu Văn Lâu (Phu Van Lau)
Sight Location: Hue, Vietnam (See walking tours in Hue)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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