AFP news agency published a report on the incense making village in Hanoi.
Accordingly, the news agency described it as an “ancient, dazzling tradition” of the Vietnamese people. The video has also been shared by some other newspapers, thus helping promote the cultural values and traditional customs of the Vietnamese people among foreign visitors.
Quang Phu Cau Village in Ung Hoa District, about 35 kilometers from the center of Hanoi, has a tradition of making incense sticks for more than 100 years. Domestically, incense is transported to many central and border provinces. In addition, this product is also exported to many countries such as China, India and Malaysia.
In 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit business hard, sales decreased by 30% compared to other years. However, the villagers of Quang Phu Cau still believe that the business will recover soon in 2022 when the population is fully vaccinated.
Before that, for many years, Quang Phu Cau Village was a rendezvous for domestic and international photographers. Images of incense sticks arranged evenly on the ground appeared and won many major photography awards./.