Vietnam 2009
Mascot Vietnam 2009

The mascot of the 3rd Asian Indoor Games is the Ho chicken, a distinctly Vietnamese rare breed of chicken. The chicken is familiar with Vietnamese people. According to folklore, the chicken, particularly the rooster, has the five qualities of a man of honor: literary, martial arts, physical strength, humanity and loyalty.

The image of a Ho chicken rising himself to welcome the sun is like Vietnam's sports industry's readiness to welcome Asian sports.