Incense making village in the Tet season
VietNamNet Bridge – Cao Thon village in the northern province of Hung Yen is hurriedly producing incense for the lunar New Year or Tet holiday.

Making incense has been a traditional trade in Cao Thon for hundreds of years.
Around 300 villagers are earning their living by this job.

Tuan said that villagers are urgently preparing incense for Tet. They have to
work one of two hours more each day.

Cao Thon produces many kinds of incenses, with different smells.

Incense is made from various types of plants.

Incense smell is different depending on materials and recipes of different producers.

Mr. Thinh’s family has produced incense for four generations.

Incense-coil with diameter of 50cm, produced by Thinh’s family. This
special product is supplied to Hanoi and HCM City.

Mr. Thuc’s family only produces incense sticks.

Incenses are produced manually.

Drying incense.Incense is the main source of income of Cao Thon people.