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Thuy Xuan Incense Village Introduction
Hue is not only famous for destinations that have made up the soul of the ancient capital such as poetic Perfume River, the Citadel- Imperial City of Hue, Thien Mu pagoda; many temples and royal tombs of the Nguyen Dynasty emperors; but also the homeland of a lot of cultural heritages and unique craft villages, notably Thuy Xuan incense village.
Hue Incense Making Village Location
Thuy Xuan Incense Village is located on Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street, which is a path leading to two other famous places of Hue, Tu Duc Tomb, and Vong Canh hill. This famous traditional village is only 7 km southwest of Hue city center, so it is quite convenient and easy for visitors to check-in.
Thuy Xuan Incense Village History
According to the oldest artists in Thuy Xuan Hue incense village; the craft of making incense here has existed for about 700 years under the Nguyen Dynasty. In the past, this was the place that provided incense for the court, mandarins; and people in Thuan Hoa – Phu Xuan – Hue regions.
Through many generations, the villagers of this ancient village have always maintained their inheritance to make fragrant incense for life; serving the spiritual needs of people inside and outside the province.
What makes incense making village Hue attractive?
Thuy Xuan is the largest and oldest incense village in Hue, famous for its profession of making incense for hundreds of years. This place is not only a famous traditional craft village of the ancient capital with a series of “blooming” incense facilities in green, red, purple, yellow… but also an impressive Hue tourist destination in the eyes of tourists who love local culture.
The beautiful village covered with green trees hidden at the foot of Vong Canh hill on the romantic Perfume River. Walking along the streets of incense, you will be extremely “overwhelmed” with layers of color and scent bunches of green; red, purple, brown, yellow … very eye-catching and also very fragrant.
Along with the sun color, the blue sky in the middle of summer is a brilliant background of the thousand like photos of many visitors.
Because the artisans not only pay attention to the quality of raw materials to create the vibrant colors of the incense but are also very delicate when choosing to scent the fragrance.
It is not too strong but enough to make you feel the traditional Vietnamese life. The scent of Thuy Xuan makes you miss the family gatherings on the lunar new year.
Checking in Thuy Xuan incense village, you will be able to discover firsthand the stages of making incense by hand. Moreover, you will definitely enjoy yourself trying to learn how to make an incense stick; thereby learn more and know more about the profession of people and the daily life of people in Thuy Xuan village.
How to reach this beautiful village?
Thuy Xuan incense village is located is on the main tourist road of the locality which has long been associated with the sights of Tu Duc Mausoleum; Vong Canh hill, Tu Hieu pagoda. So this is also the ideal destination for tourists to finish the wonderful day after enjoyed Hue City Tour.
If not, you can ride a bike; drive a scooter with helmets, or even take a dragon boat along the Perfume River to explore Hue Incense Village.