This is the first time in the history of Google Doodle, the search engine has honored a specific landmark of Vietnam
Google Doodle is special icons, temporarily replacing the Google logo on the Google.com homepage (or Google Vietnamese homepage - Google.com.vn) in order to celebrate major holidays, events, achievements and to honor the characters with their important contributions in many sectors for the community in the country or for humanity.
Since 2003, Google Vietnamese homepage (Google.com.vn) has introduced many works of Doodles honoring 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, etc.
Hoi An is also known as an model example for preservation of Southeast Asian traditional ports.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognized Hoi An ancient town as a World Cultural Heritage on December 4, 1999. The ancient town becomes a familiar destination of domestic and foreign tourists.