Sun Moon Lake Swimming Carnival

16 September 2018

Sun Moon Lake Swimming Carnival

Taiwan Tourism Bureau

Nantou is Taiwan’s only inland county but is home to the famous, unrivalled Sun Moon
Lake, the largest freshwater lake. Attracting visitors from abroad, it’s an
essential tourist destination, and in addition to scenic beauty, the unique
landscape has made it an excellent place for biking, marathons, and an annual
swimming competition, which is the area’s biggest and longest-running event,
starting in 1983. Every year around the Mid-Autumn Festival, swimmers from
around Taiwan or abroad gather at Zhaowu Wharf to participate in this grand
event. The course is 3000 meters long and in 2002 was officially included
among the world’s famous swimming competitions. Bringing thousands of
swimming enthusiasts from Taiwan and abroad, it has become a grand event. Eligibility
is open to everyone aged 10 or over (life guards are responsible for minors)
who is in good health and able to swim long distances.

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