Famous incense-making village in Hue turns colorful as Tet nears

Every year as Tet (Lunar New Year) draws near, Hue city's Thuy Xuan village - known for the long lasting incense making tradition - is putting on a new makeover as bunches of colorful incenses are displayed around the village.

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Famous incense-making village in Hue turns colorful as Tet nears
(Photo: Giao duc va Thoi dai)

Thuy Xuan incense village (Thua Thien Hue) is brilliantly colored on Tet holiday

Famous incense-making village in Hue turns colorful as Tet nears
(Photo: Giao duc va Thoi dai)

The production atmosphere of villagers is busier than ever. Incense bunches of all kinds of colors are arranged on both sides of the road, giving the small village a splendid scene.

Famous incense-making village in Hue turns colorful as Tet nears
(Photo: Giao duc va Thoi dai)

Ms. Ton Nu Anh Tuyet (71 years old) – who has more than 60 years of making incense, said villagers are making incense all year round, but the production and sale volume reaches its peak before and during Tet.

Famous incense-making village in Hue turns colorful as Tet nears
(Photo: Giao duc va Thoi dai)

Thuy Xuan village supplies to the markets a wide range of incenses, including those with the smell of cinnamon, lemongrass, jasmine,etc.

Famous incense-making village in Hue turns colorful as Tet nears
(Photo: Giao duc va Thoi dai)
Famous incense-making village in Hue turns colorful as Tet nears
(Photo: Giao duc va Thoi dai)

People must go through many steps to make incense. Ingredients commonly used to make incense include five flavors of herbal medicine with cinnamon chi, cardamom, buds, cloves, anise, eucalyptus.

Famous incense-making village in Hue turns colorful as Tet nears
(Photo: Giao duc va Thoi dai)

Thanks to the quality and the eye-catching outlook, incense in Thuy Xuan village has become the favorite choice of retailers and buyers from different parts of Vietnam.

Famous incense-making village in Hue turns colorful as Tet nears
(Photo: Giao duc va Thoi dai)

Many youngsters even take photos with the incenses given its colorful appearance.

Famous incense-making village in Hue turns colorful as Tet nears
(Photo: Giao duc va Thoi dai)

The incense shelves become an instagrammable ground for check-in photos.

Famous incense-making village in Hue turns colorful as Tet nears
(Photo: Giao duc va Thoi dai)

Nowadays, the incense products of Thuy Xuan village not only serve the needs of customers in the province but also present in major cities in the country and abroad.