Quang Phu Cau Incense Village
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 at 2:30pm.
What to Expect
Quang Phu Cau Village is awash with colour and spectacle.
Level of Difficulty
Digital Camera or Film Camera
Fully Charged Battery (spare batteries if available)
Lens selection – is 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 streets scenes and portraits, Its also generally very hot during the day so keeping your camera gear to a minimum is preferred.
Tripods (not required)