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Drying the Incense

A woman dries the incense in Tay Ninh, a eastern province of southern Vietnam. Incense plays an important role in Vietnamese life as it is considered as a sacred bridge to connect the visible life of human beings and the world of heaven, earth and gods. Making incense has been a traditional job in Vietnam for thousand of years.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2017
Photo Location: Vietnam
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Tuan Nguyen Tan