Hoi An Lantern Full Moon Festival receives tribute on Google homepage

A stunning illustration of the ancient city of Hoi An appeared on Google.com.vn on July 16 to mark the city’s Lantern Full Moon Festival.

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The drawing marks the first time that a place in Vietnam has been honoured by in this way Google.

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The Hoi An Lantern Full Moon Festival is held every full moon cycle. An image of the ancient city appeared on Google on July 16, the 14th day of the sixth month in the lunar year, to mark the city’s lantern full moon festival.

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Traditionally, local people hold the festival in order for them to pray for peace and happiness for their friends and relatives.

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The most notable aspect of the festival is the sparkling and colourful lanterns placed throughout the streets which make the city appear attractive to tourists.

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Hoi An is a renowned city that is located in the central province of Quang Nam. It is known globally as an exceptionally well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port that dates back to the 15th century and thrived as a major economic power through to the 19th century.

 
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The ancient city is home to 1,360 relic sites.

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The city has been well preserved, in fact, Hoi An has remained largely unchanged for centuries.

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Due to the city’s rich culture, Hoi An was declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site on December 4, 1999.

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In a poll by the Travel and Leisure magazine on the Top 15 Cities in the World, Hoi An received 90.39 points out of 100, enough to be named in the leading position as voted on by readers.

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In a poll by the Travel and Leisure magazine on the Top 15 Cities in the World, Hoi An received 90.39 points out of 100, enough to be named in the leading position as voted on by readers.

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Google marks Hoi An’s Full Moon Lantern Festival

Google marks Hoi An’s Full Moon Lantern Festival

Google Doodle today, July 16, features the central province of Quang Nam’s Hoi An City with stunning colourful lanterns in full moonlight.

 
 
 
 
 
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