15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Making Incense

Decoratively dyed bundles of incense dry in Quang Phu Cau, a commune in Hanoi, Vietnam. In Buddhist countries like Vietnam, incense is an irreplaceable part of traditional festivals and religious ceremonies.

This photo won the Travel category of our 15th Annual Photo Contest. See all 60 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 07.2017
Photo Location: Quang Phu Cau, Hanoi, Vietnam
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © Tran Tuan Viet
Photo of the Day: 07.28.17
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