Vietnam Insight

Unemployment rate rising in urban areas
The unemployment rate among young people aged between 15 and 24 saw a sharp increase of 6.31% in the first nine months of 2014, three times higher than the country’s average figure (2.12%), according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Thang Long boulevard becomes ghost estate of dismal housing
Thang Long boulevard, one of the biggest roads linking Hanoi to its neighbouring provinces, used to be the hottest area in the city for real estate development. It is now a ghost town of unused and unfinished projects.
Da Nang housing construction falls in H1
Production volume for the property market here fell slightly by 1 per cent in the first half of 2014, a property consultancy company report showed.
Important destination for real estate investors
A large number of economists said that the real estate market of Viet Nam is attractive after bottoming out and showing signs of recovery.
Mu Cang Chai’s golden terraces
Mu Cang Chai District, Yen Bai Province, is currently washed with yellow-ripened paddy terrace fields, creating a stunning landscape.
The ten best destinations in Vietnam
Globalgrasshopper, a popular site for international tourists, has listed the top ten must-see destinations in Vietnam.
Hoi An's traditional silk village
A silk village in Hoi An, Quang Nam Province, somewhat overlooked for a while, has seen a revival of tourism of late, attracting tourists.
Ethnic minority kids in race
Also protecting themselves with helmets, Lo Lo ethnic children in Coc Xa hamlet in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang compete in fierce races on home-made “motorbikes.”
Autumn in Hanoi
Visitors to Hanoi at this time of year have the chance to enjoy the feel of its romantic and poetic scenes.
Boat race on Tam Giang Lagoon
Vietnam’s Independence Day on September 2 annually holds a boat race on Tam Giang Lagoon in Thua Thien-Hue Province.