The morning scenery of Riyue Tan, or the Sun Moon Lake, in Nantou County, southeast China's Taiwan. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)
TAIPEI, June 10 (Xinhua) -- The Sun Moon Lake, a famous tourist spot in Taiwan, has seen a sharp decrease in the number of tourists from the Chinese mainland, according to local authorities.
Latest figures show only 830,000 mainland tourists visited the lake in 2018, 1.42 million less than the figure in 2014.
Wang Yi-feng, a water resource official in Taiwan, said the drop was due to changes in cross-Strait relations in the past few years.
The Sun Moon Lake in central Taiwan is well-known to people on the mainland. It is often seen as one of the must-visit places on the island.