Phja Thap incense village

Wednesday - 22/11/2023 09:09
Phja Thap incense village is one of the traditional craft villages in Cao Bang where the traditions and cultures of Nung An people are preserved and practiced
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Phja Thap incense village in Phuc Sen commune, Quang Hoa District.

Phja Thap incense village is well-known for producing traditional incense of Nung An people. Made totally from natural materials, Phia Thap incense sticks release a spicy and strong scent, different from incense made in other places.
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Making incense requires many complicated steps.

The handicraft of incense making of Nung An people in Phja Thap village has been existing for a long time and passed down from generation to generation. All the villagers know how to make incense sticks.
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Main materials to make incense include Bamboo trees (“may muoi” in Tay language), bark of bombax ceiba tree, sawdust, fragrant plants such as Burretiodendron hsienmu and especially leaves of the wild tree named “bau hat”.

Therefore, to the villagers, incense making is not only a craft to earn income but it also their great pride and the historical bond among generations. With exceptional cultural and traditional values, Phja Thap has become an interesting destination for tourists in Cao Bang and a place of special cultural values of Non nuoc Cao Bang UNESCO Global Geopark.
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Phja Thap traditional incense sticks are free of toxic chemicals, so they are safe for people’s health.
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Source: Non nuoc Cao Bang Geopark

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