Quang Phu Cau Incense Village
Discover and photograph northern Vietnam‘s most eye-catching craft village, Quang Phu Cau. On our exclusive hanoi photo tour. Only about an hour by car from Hanoi, the villagers here produce traditional bright red incense, making for stunning imagery at all stages of the process. As originators of this photo tour, we can assure you of the ultimate Quang Phu Cau experience and pictures to prove it.
Quang Phu Cau Incense Village - Rhapsody in Red
We pick you up at your hotel and head out of Hanoi by car at 8:30am, arriving in Quang Phu Cau at around 10am. By this time, the villagers have already set out incense to dry in various formations, and we’ll get pictures of people working among this sea of red. We’ll have time to capture a variety of shots of the workers in action.
We also venture further into the village workshops, shooting images of the incense-making process, including bamboo chopping, dipping the sticks in dye, and the creation of incense paste. We’ll take more images of the friendly locals who have worked on producing incense in this village for generations. We leave the village at noon, as the workers are preparing for lunch, and head back to Hanoi for a bite before saying farewell.
Thanks to our local friendships and contacts, we can also tailor the itinerary according to your itinerary, and make any necessary adjustments in case of bad weather.
What to Expect
Quang Phu Cau Incense Village is vibrant with color and action. Of course, red is the primary hue on display, against a classical village backdrop. But the workshops and drying yards around also offer a fascinating insight into this century-old tradition, and its part in the fabric of daily life. You’ll capture authentic and eye-catching images of our local friends at work and play, with the bright red incense bunches a recurring motif.
Our photographer guides will tailor your experience depending on your interest, style and photography level. For beginners and serious amateurs, we can provide simple techniques to improve your pictures, gain further knowledge of your camera and lenses, and develop your photographic eye. Professionals will gain more from our local knowledge and contacts, offering the chance to capture shots beyond the well-known imagery.
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Quang Phu Cau Village
Tour Length: Half Day – 8:30am – 2:30pm
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 minutes prior to this time
Level of Difficulty: Moderate Physical activity (Walking)
Training or guidance will be provided by our photographers throughout the tour. Our team will tailor your experience depending on your interest, style and level. From amateur to professional, we can provide simple techniques to improve your photography, gain further knowledge of your camera and lenses, and develop your photographic eye.
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Professional Photographer Guide
Digital Camera or Film Camera
Fully Charged Battery (spare batteries if available)
Lens selection – often a personal choice or simply what is available to you. Most will travel with a standard zoom lens, which is recommended. A zoom will give you the versatility you need during the day for both street scenes and portraits, It can also be very hot during the day so keeping your camera gear to a minimum is preferred.
Tripods (not required)