The photos of the famous incense village in Quang Phu Cau commune have won great international prizes in photo contests in world famous magazines. However, very few peoples know about this craft village and experience it with their own eyes even though it is only more than 30 km from the center of Hanoi capital.
The craft village has formed and existed for more than 100 years. Originally, the village only produced incense sticks to supply to the northern provinces. Later, this place also produced finished incense, now incense is produced round year, but the busiest is on major holidays.
The matials are carefully selected, then cut and meticulously processed then dyed with brilliant colors before being dried, brilliant colors of incense sticks.
Previously, all stages had to be done by hand, but now people have machines to replace in some stages, so the production of incense sticks has become less difficult and the production is larger.
Moving to Quang Phu Cau commune is relatively easy, you can travel by motorbike, car or bus, the ticket price to visit and take photos in Quang Phu Cau is 100,000 VND/person.
Visiting a traditional craft village right near Hanoi, where world-famous photos used to be, is an experience you should do when you come to Hanoi.
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