Incense Village Hue: The keeper of the 700-year-old traditional craft

Incense village HueHue has long been famous for its many cultural and historical heritages, as well as its unique craft villages containing the soul of this ancient capital, the most prominent of which is Thuy Xuan Incense Village Hue. Despite not being overly bustling or lively, Thuy Xuan Village still exudes a nostalgic beauty that is captivating, with colorful and striking incense bundles.

1. About Thuy Xuan Incense Village Hue

Only about 7 kilometers from the center of Hue City, Thuy Xuan Incense Village is situated on Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street, Thuy Xuan Ward, Hue City. The traditional incense-making craft here has been established since the time of the Nguyen Dynasty, dating back about 700 years. In the past, this village supplied incense to the royal court and the people in the Thuan Hoa – Phu Xuan region. Despite experiencing many historical upheavals, Incense Village Hue has been preserved and developed until this day.

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2. Unique features of the incense made in Thuy Xuan Village

Incense Thuy Xuan has an ethereal and gentle fragrance, free from the use of chemicals. Each incense stick undergoes numerous meticulous processes to preserve the distinct aroma of pure agarwood.

To create such an incense stick, the artisans first select the ingredients, including cinnamon, cardamom, clove, anise, and eucalyptus. These ingredients are mixed with water to create the incense powder. Next comes the process of making the incense core, which is crafted from thin, split bamboo sticks and sun-dried for several days to achieve a dry and crispy texture. This method ensures that the incense burns evenly and completely down to the bottom. Incense powder is mixed flexibly and then wrapped around the incense core so that it is just thin enough before being sun-dried.

Incense Village Hue offers a wide variety of incense types, such as cinnamon incense, odor-removing incense, circular incense, and the prominent agarwood incense. The village’s incense is free from chemical additives and is made solely from eco-friendly and natural ingredients, giving it a brighter yellow color and a pleasant and distinctive fragrance.

Currently, Thuy Xuan incense is reasonably priced on the market. Some popular products, like cinnamon incense, are priced at around 40,000 VND per bundle, while agarwood incense can range from 80,000 to 200,000 VND per bundle, depending on size and fragrance.

Incense village Hue

3. Highlights of Thuy Xuan Incense Village Hue

3.1. Stunning backdrops with colorful bundles of incense

Perhaps the most appealing factor that attracts tourists to Incense Village Hue is the eye-catching scenery here. Under the gentle sunlight, each bundle of incense spreads out in vibrant colors like blooming flowers. All of this creates an incredibly beautiful background, allowing visitors to pose freely and capture outstanding photos.

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3.2. Incense making workshop

Not only can you freely check in with a vibrant background, but at this incense making village Hue Vietnam, you can also experience creating your own colorful incense sticks. You will receive thoughtful guidance from the local people, which will help you understand and appreciate the uniqueness of this ancient land’s products even more.

Incense village Hue

4. Must-visit tourist attractions near Thuy Xuan Incense Village

On your journey to explore the incense village Hue, you can stop by and visit the following historical landmarks:

  • Tu Duc Tomb is one of the most beautiful Nguyen Dynasty architectural works. Coming here, you will be astounded by the tranquil scenery and stunning mountain and waterscapes.
  • Vong Canh Hill is a great site to admire the poetic scenery of Hue’s natural beauty. From the hilltop, you can enjoy a panoramic view of majestic mountains and the peaceful Perfume River winding around the foot of the hill.
  • Tu Hieu Pagoda is one of Hue’s oldest temples, built during the Nguyen Dynasty, thus possessing a unique and distinctive architecture. It is not only a place to worship and enjoy the scenery, but also a destination where you can find a sense of peace and tranquility within yourself.

After exploring the famous landmarks in Hue, you can extend your Vietnam trip to other nearby destinations such as Hoi An and Da Nang. These places will undoubtedly bring you amazing experiences and unforgettable memories in Vietnam. To make your vacation even more delightful, consider staying at Vinpearl Hoi An and Vinpearl Da Nang, with stunning sea views, 5-star amenities, and modern facilities.

Incense village Hue

 

Incense village Hue

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Incense village Hue

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Exploring Thuy Xuan incense village Hue, you will not only immerse yourself in the colorful scenery and bring home countless beautiful photos, but also have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the traditional handicraft here. If you are planning to visit Hue, don’t forget to save this special spot in your itinerary!

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