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A renowned musk incense making village

(VOVWORLD) - Located 40km from the center of Hanoi, Cao Thon village in Bao Khe commune, Hưng Yên province, is among the largest incense-making villages in Vietnam. Cao Thon incense is widely popular for its special fragrance and has been exported to several countries. Cao Thon – a renowned musk incense making village - ảnh 1
Incense coils is one of Cao Thon’s typical products (Photo: Ngoc Anh /Toquoc.vn) On the left bank of the Red River, Cao Thon village, originally known as Thon Cao, is considered the cradle of incense making. According to local elders, Ms. Dao Thi Khuong, a Cao Thon native, was the craft’s progenitor and is currently worshipped at the village’s Dao clan house. Nguyen Nhu Khanh, Deputy President of the Cao Thon Craft Village Association, said: "Our musk incense craft began in the late 18th century. For 300 years, the craft has been handed down from generation to generation.Each year on the progenitor’s death anniversary, the 22nd of the 8th lunar month, villagers …

Vietnam incense village

 Vietnam incense village
HANOI: In Vietnam’s “incense village”, everybody are hard at work dying, drying and whittling down bamboo bark to make the fragrant sticks ahead of the busy lunar new year holiday. It is the most frantic time of year for workers in the cottage industry in Quang Phu Cau village on the outskirts of Hanoi, where families have been making incense for more than a century – a great source of pride for many.
“It is a traditional and spiritual job making these sticks,” someone said with us that, this time sitting amid bundles of bright pink incense sticks drying under the afternoon sun.
The same this village is among several dotted across Vietnam making the sticks, the scent of each batch tailored to the tastes of regions they will be sold in.
familys in village started making the sticks more than 100 years ago and everybody still pitches in along with teenage daughter who helps out after school. Most households in the alleys of Quang Phu Cau are involved in the ancient tra…

Conservation of native villages in Quang Phu Cau: Bamboo sticks, toothpicks

 Conservation of native villages in Quang Phu Cau: Bamboo sticks, toothpicks
As a small commune located nearly 35 km away from Hanoi, Quang Phu Cau friends near and far are known maker of the famous traditional incense toothpick longstanding.
Over 40 years and got rich by sticking toothpick profession For a long time, the people of Vietnam have seen something burn incense on the altar of the ancestors is a traditional cultural beauty indispensable in the death anniversary award occasions, holidays. It appears then that the demand for flavor and produce the villages specialize in producing incense. For a finished incense, requires a lot of different materials. In that material, toothpick legs used as incense is a very important material. Career as a toothpick comes to taste, it must include Quang Phu Cau (Ung Hoa, Ha Noi) as this is the traditional village longstanding (40 years ago) and still developing today. In recent years, the village thrive, create jobs for many households in the vill…

CINNAMON VIETNAM

CINNAMON VIETNAM
1. Plant characteristics and distribution Wood trees, 10 - 20m high, smooth bark. The staggered leaves have short, long or slightly stalked stalks, with 3 arched tendons. White flowers, which grow into clusters in the leaves or the ends of the branches. Egg-shaped nodules, when ripe, have a smooth purple color. The whole tree has the aroma of cinnamon. Much grown in northern provinces in Vietnam.
According to new studies, C. cassia is a native cinnamon species of Vietnam that is popularly grown from the northern provinces to the southern provinces of the Central Region. Localities growing cinnamon with large areas are: Yen Bai, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Quang Ninh. Vietnamese cinnamon species.
2. Growing cinnamon  and exploitation Particles split seeds. Sowing seeds in culture, when young people are strong at 0.6 - 0.7m, they are poor. After 10 years,  in year maybe exploitation 2 times.  The first:  Apr-May The second: Sep-Oct In Vietnam in the years 1935-…