Discover the mesmerizing Quang Phu Cau Incense Village in Hanoi

Hanoi is the birthplace of magnificent cultural values and long-standing craft traditions. In addition to admiring the city’s ageless architectural masterpieces, visitors visiting Hanoi can also visit a number of lovely craft villages. Quang Phu Cau village has preserved the age-old craft of incense production for more than 100 years


Where is the craft village?

Quang Phu Cau Incense Village is in Ung Hoa district, which is about 30 kilometers southwest of Hanoi.

How can I get there?

This place is not too far from the center of Hanoi, so visitors can easily come here by car, motorbike, or bus.

  • By motorbikes or cars. From the center of Hanoi, go straight along National Highway 21B, Provincial Road 429 to Quang Phu Cau.
  • By bus. Go to Yen Nghia bus station, then take bus No. 91.
  • By Cat Linh-Ha Dong overhead railway. Drop down at the last stop near Yen Nghia bus station, then take bus No.91

What to explore at Quang Phu Cau Village?

A visit to this incense village will give visitors the opportunity to learn about the traditional craft of making incense sticks and take lots of unique check-in photos. Right after you enter the incense village, you’ll be able to see the busy lives of the locals here.

Visitors get the opportunity to learn about the manufacture of incense by touring the traditional craft village. The bamboo for creating the stems needs to be “old enough” and must pass a strict inspection process. The bamboo was previously split by hand. These days, they depend on machines to deliver things on schedule.

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In the sunlight, bundles of red incense sticks that are scattered throughout the town resemble huge flowers. The local people introduce an astounding sight as incense is dried in a variety of big locations, such as vacant lots and the courtyards of homes or communal buildings.

As soon as you enter the town, it is easy to notice that there are numerous sizable incense bundles, each of which has one end tied together and the other ends spreading out like budding flowers. The incense is exceptionally lovely and colorful because it contains the lucky colors of the East, yellow and red

Quang Phu Cau Incense Hamlet has developed into a traditional craft hamlet that draws both domestic and foreign tourists. Visitors to this location will have the ability to meander through the hamlet and observe a variety of enormous “flowers” while getting some fantastic shots.


Quang Phu Cau Incense-Making Village


Due to its distinctive beauty and centuries-old incense-making tradition, the incense village of Quang Phu Cau has attracted the attention of the international press. In particular, the French news agency AFP covered the incense village in 2019. And this made the Vietnamese traditional craft village more beautiful to friends abroad. If you still have time, let’s drop by some long-standing incense production facilities here. It is open almost all year round, especially during the Tet holiday. Any time of year is suitable for visiting, admiring and taking lovely images in the incense village.

Many people have said that you should visit on a summer day since the sun is lovely and it would be easier to take pictures. The vivid yellow shade draws attention to the red bouquets while also providing the finest lighting for you to take a ton of stunning pictures.

In Quang Phu Cau, people dry incense everywhere. However, you should first get permission before taking any photos in people’s scented yards; do not just start shooting away. Don’t forget to purchase a few incense bouquets to use or give as gifts in order to help the village’s locals.


Hanoi's incense-making village becomes tourism magnet


You could dress in a color that contrasts with the red incense if you’re a young person planning to visit this location to shoot lots of lovely shots. To make the images more stunning and noticeable, it is better if the clothing is white, yellow, blue, etc.

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