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Dare yourself to not fall in love with this pristine Vietnamese island (photos)

Wednesday, May 04, 2016, 19:12 GMT+7

Located 30 minutes by speedboat south of Ha Long Bay, Mat Rong Island, literally meaning “The eyes of a dragon,” leaves a spectacular impression on its visitors from very first sight.

The 30 hectare island, originally called Bai Dong, retains its pristine beauty with a 400-meter-long white sand beach, and a green forest of octopus bush and palm trees.

An eye-catching valley, formed by a limestone mountain, adds to the beauty, as captured from the air.

Moreover, a one meter deep lake covers hundreds of square meters and offers a fantastic option for those who want to swim or kayak in the cool, crystal blue water.

The island is also home to a wild rock cave which can be used a place to drink coffee, take a rest and enjoy the magnificent view when the tide recedes.

With a wild range of specialties from seafood to vegetables and fruits available, there is no way for guests of the island to spend their vacation with an empty stomach.

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A speedboat carries tourists to Mat Rong island. Photo: Yen Chi 

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The island’s wharf. Photo: Yen Chi 

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Mat Rong island from above. Photo: Yen Chi 

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Limestone mountains with an abundance of flora surround the island. Photo: Yen Chi 

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The ecosystem of the lake on the island at low tide. Photo: Yen Chi 

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Kayaking on the island’s lake. Photo: Yen Chi 

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A spectacular view of the island. Photo: Yen Chi 

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Vegetables grown on the island. Photo: Yen Chi 

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Children having fun on the beach. Photo: Yen Chi 

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It’s party time! Photo: Yen Chi 

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A film crew shoots on the island. Photo: Yen Chi 

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