Google Doodles honours Hoi An ancient town

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Viet Nam’s ancient city of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam was honoured by Google Doodles for the first time on Google Vietnamese homepage ( as a World Cultural Heritage and the most charming city in the world in 2019.  

Google Doodles honours Hoi An ancient town

This is the first time in the history of Google Doodle, the search engine has honoured a specific landmark of Viet Nam.

Google Doodles are special icons, temporarily replacing the Google logo on the homepage (or Google Vietnamese homepage - in order to celebrate major holidays, events, achievements and to honour characters with their important contributions in many sectors for the community in the country or for humanity.

Since 2003, Google Vietnamese homepage ( has introduced many works of Doodles honouring Vietnam’s typical culture such as traditional holidays such as Vietnamese Teacher’s Day, Mid-Autumn Festival, Lunar New Year, National Day, late musician Trinh Cong Son.

Earlier, Hoi An ancient town was named the world’s best city of 2019 by the New York-based Travel + Leisure magazine.

In an article entitled ‘Hoi An Is the Best City in the World - and the Street Food Is Only the Beginning’, the Vietnamese city was described as a charming city with ancient roots, distinct architecture, a contagious energy, and arguably one of the best street food scenes on the planet.

Source: Nhan dan online