Trầm Hương Khánh Hòa (Agarwood from Khánh Hòa) is a noble specialty from the tropical forests in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam. Agarwood is burnt as incense, carved into ritual objects or distilled into finest Agarwood oil, which is even more valuable than gold. Trầm Hương Khánh Hòa was probably made famous in the third century by Indian and Chinese traders who brought this specialty from Vietnam, through the legendary Silk Road, to the Arab world – Islam.
Trầm Hương Khánh Hòa carries great cultural and religious significance, associates with legends of Po Nagar, the Mother of Nha Trang, and Gods, symbolizes a happy and prosperous life. The pure aroma of Trầm Hương Khánh Hòa always wafts within the glory of Po Nagar and Gods as well as in majestic spaces of Nha Trang – one of the most beautiful bays in the world.
How Agarwood is produced still remains a mystery, even to those who know it well. It is said that Agarwood is formed when Heavenly Aroma from the sky blends with the resin leaking from the wounds of an Aquilaria Crassna tree; the substance then is nourished for hundreds of years with sunshine, ocean wind, and many other natural factors. Therefore, Agarwood is considered as a Sacred Aroma from Heaven and Earth.
For many centuries, only the royal elites are those who are offered Agarwood. Agarwood plays a critical role in religious ceremonies, help people connect with their ancestors and worship God. When Agarwood is burnt, the spreading noble aroma creates a peaceful, warm, dignified atmosphere, offers trust and admiration for the supernaturals, brings light, hope and good-hearted thought to humanbeings. It is also believed that wearing a necklace or a bracelet made of Agarwood brings good luck and keeps devils away. Agarwood that is left indoor represents the homeowner’s power, help them possess joyful soul, broad relationships, nice children, and longevity.
Science has proved that the natural aroma of Agarwood is air-form nutritions that feeds living organisms, create energy for the body to function, and is the cure for many physical and psychological illnesses.
Vietnam is proud that Trầm Hương Khánh Hòa together with the country spirit have created not only extraordinarily brave but also humane and magnanimous. Vietnamese wisdom and bravery has been appreciated by the world community. Vietnam is a peace-loving country, strongly and creatively integrating into the world, aiming to the targets of building prosperous lives, a strong country and an equitable, democratic and civilized society.