Nestled at the foot of the poetic Vong Canh Hill and by the Perfume River, Thuy Xuan Incense Village is one of the most ancient craft villages in Hue ancient capital city.
It is a beautiful incense making village in Hue city. As you know, most of the households in the village engage in making incense. So the whole village is alight as a rainbow of colored bamboo sticks associated with the aroma of sandalwood; cinnamon, lemongrass, etc pervading the air from early morning to the late afternoon.
Traveling to Hue, beside the Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu pagoda, Hue Royal Tombs, you must explore the Thuy Xuan Incense Making Village Hue to learn how to make incense by hands and learn more about Vietnamese culture, customs.
THUY XUAN INCENSE MAKING VILLAGE HUE
Located to the southwest of Hue city, on Huyen Tran Cong Chua (Huyen Tran Princess) road, 7km from Hue city center. Thuy Xuan is a green village with a history of incense making for over 700 years.
Thuy Xuan Hue’s making village was the most famous incense village because their incense was the best; honored by the Nguyen Dynasty. This village was the only village that provided incense and frankincense for the royal court; high-ranking servants of the dynasty as well as in the whole country.
Thuy Xuan incense has its unique fragrance and high quality. Passing through many generations, Incense-making is the main job of the locals here. Unlike other places incense and frankincense, the locals here always use the natural ingredients to make incense so it is nontoxic at all.
It can be said that generations of villagers have been living and breathed them every day. Although hand-made incense requires a lot of hard works; they still sell them at a reasonable price. No matter how hard their life is, they always welcome tourists with friendly and warmly bright smiles.
At the first step to the village, you will be extremely “surprised” with layers of color and scent bunches of green; red, purple, brown, yellow …As you know, each color represent a typical fragrance such as yellow is the lemongrass smell; red is the sandalwood, green is for the cinnamon, etc.
If you come here on a sunny day, the blue sky in the middle of summer is a perfect background for the thousand like photos of a lot of visitors.
Exploring the Thuy Xuan incense village, the locals will always guide you on how to make the locals incense by hands and you also can keep what you just made to be a souvenir. And of course, it is a great chance to learn more about daily life; the culture of people in Thuy Xuan village.
Thuy Xuan incense village Hue is located is on the primary tourist road of the locality which has long been associated with the relics of Tu Duc Tomb; Vong Canh Hill, Tu Hieu Buddhist Temple. So this is also the ideal destination for tourists to finish the wonderful day after enjoyed Hue City Tour.