16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Incense tradition

Incense sticks were drying outdoor under the sunlight at a traditional handicraft village located in Tay Ninh province. For centuries, Vietnamese people have burned incense sticks , from modest temples to prestigious pagodas, from humble villages to luscious houses.Incense is offered when a family member passes away, or as a way to pray for and commemorate ancestors, or just simply being used in praying ritual to wish for good health and happiness.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Tay Ninh, Vietnam
Camera: X-T2
Copyright: © Thien Nguyen