The most beautiful lakes of Asia

The most beautiful lakes of Asia

The best of the lakes of Asia

In Asia, thanks to the high and wide range, you will find the most beautiful lakes of the world. Come and see the most beautiful of them

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Attabad lake
36.321, 74.865
2 341 m / 7 680 ft

#1 Attabad lake

The most beautiful lake in Pakistan

Attabad lake in northern Pakistan confirms that mountains have their often dramatic life. It was founded only in 2010, when a massive landslide in the mountain shut out the entire valley of river Hunza. Today it is one of the most beautiful lakes of the world because of the surrounding dramatic mountain landscape.

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Pangong tso lake
33.947, 78.438
4 250 m / 13 944 ft

#2 Pangong tso lake

Most beautiful lake in India

On the border between India (Ladakh) and China (Tibet), is very beautiful Lake Pangong Tso (4250 m n. M.). It has a very unique shape: is 134 kilometers long and only 4 km wide. For tourists it is easily accessible from the Indian side.

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#3 Baikal lake

The most beautiful lake in Russia

The deepest (maximum depth 1642m) and oldest lake in the world, in which is 20 000 km3 of water. It is about 700 km long and 20-100 km wide. It is the largest reservoir of fresh water in the world and in addition, around several hundred species of plants and animals that cannot be found anywhere else live here. The lake itself lies in 456 meters above sea level and is surrounded by mountains that reach over 2,000 meters above sea level. In some areas it is relatively full of tourists, but if you move a little farther, the areas can be even untouched by tourism. 

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Tso Moriri Lake
32.911, 78.316
4 522 m / 14 836 ft

#4 Tso Moriri Lake

Beautiful lake on Changtang plateau

Lake Tso Moriri (4,527m asl) is a large lake on the Changtang plateau stretching from Tibet to Ladakh. The lake is surrounded by six thousander peaks, such as Lungser Kangri (6,666m asl)

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Tilicho Lake
28.683, 83.857
4 916 m / 16 129 ft

#5 Tilicho Lake

Lake in the shadow of Himalayas

If you walk away from the main circuit of the trek around Annapurnas and come to this magical lake, you will enjoy one of the most beautiful hike you can experience throughout Nepal. Large lake lying at an altitude of nearly five thousand meters above sea level is surrounded on one side by arid eroded hills and from the other side rises invincible wall of Tilicho peak.  

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Köl Ükök lake
42.09, 75.917
3 047 m / 9 997 ft

#6 Köl Ükök lake

Amazing lake over Kochkor

The biggest tourist attraction in the vicinity of town Kochkor is beautiful lake Köl Ükök (3 047 m asl). This nearly three-kilometer long lake is surrounded by four thousand meters high mountains and meadows with herds of horses and cows grazing here in the summer.

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Namtso Lake
30.738, 90.755
4 729 m / 15 515 ft

#7 Namtso Lake

Sacred Tibetan Lake

Namtso (4,729m asl) /sometimes also written as Nam Co/ is the largest lake in the Tibetan Autonomous Republic and one of the world's highest lakes in the world at all. Thanks to the Nyenchen Tanglha Mountain Range (Nyainqêntanglha) stretching south of the lake there are very beautiful mountain views from the lake. For locals is this lake sacred, and since ancient ages there have been groups of pilgrims from all over Tibet.

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Sonkol Lake
41.843, 75.169
3 017 m / 9 898 ft

#8 Sonkol Lake

Lake belonging to herdsmen

One of the biggest attractions of Kyrgyzstan is a huge lake Sonkol (3 017 m asl) with an area of 20x16 kilometers. In summer you can make a beautiful idea how herdsmen with their great herds of horses, cows, goats and sheep live. In addition, you can undertake here nice walks around the meadows to the rocky massifs on the horizon or take a bath. But the water is quite cold.

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Phoksundo Lake
29.183, 82.942
3 620 m / 11 877 ft

#9 Phoksundo Lake

The most beautiful Nepalese lake

Lake Phoksundo, located in the Shey Phoksundo National Park, is considered to be the most beautiful Nepalese lake. It lies at a high altitude of over 3,600 meters above sea level. It was created by a huge landslide, which created more than a hundred meters high dam.

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Ulagchiin Char Nuur lake
48.346, 96.105
1 981 m / 6 499 ft

#10 Ulagchiin Char Nuur lake

A marvelous lake in the middle of the desert

In Dzavchan Ajmag, near the town of Zavchanmandal, at an altitude of 1980 meters, is located Lake Ulagchiin Char Nuur (Black Lake). It is rich in fish and many waterfowl live in the area. The lake stands out with its turquoise blue color, which is best seen from the height of the surrounding hills. Surrounded by sand dunes, which in many places fall directly into the water and are renowned for changing color depending on the time of day. From the height you can see the island of Ich.

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Lar Lake
35.897, 51.966
2 475 m / 8 120 ft

#11 Lar Lake

Beautiful Lake under Damavand volcano

The lake, or the Lar dam (2,475m above sea level), lies directly under the monumental volcano Dámavand. Most visitors come here for weekend excursions but it is possible to take a number of hikes to the surrounding mountains from the lake. However, the lake falls into the national park, and the restriction and admission for the foreigner is unfortunately changed every year.

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Lake Phewa
28.215, 83.945
800 m / 2 625 ft

#12 Lake Phewa

Mirror for Annapurnas

The most famous Nepalese lake Phewa, on whose shore lies the tourist town of Pokhara, is famous for the mirroring of Annapurnas and "fishtail" Machhapuchchhre. You can undertake several nice hikes in the surrounding mountains that tower almost directly from the water. The most popular activity on the lake itself is cruising in the boats and admiring mountain views.

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Batur Lake
-8.259, 115.408
1 034 m / 3 392 ft

#13 Batur Lake

The most beautiful lake in Bali

Batur Lake (1,034m asl) is the largest lake in Bali. It fills the eastern part of the giant caldera, above which the still active Batur volcano (1,717m asl). According to the size of the caldera, it is estimated that the original volcano before the explosion had more than 3,800 meters above sea level and was the highest volcano in all of Indonesia. The lake itself has a size of 7 * 2.5 km and is rich in fish.

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Dal Lake
34.122, 74.875
1 581 m / 5 187 ft

#14 Dal Lake

The most famous lake in Kashmir

Kashmir is famous for its magnificent mountain lakes. The largest and most famous Dal Lake is located within Srinagar. It is famous mainly due to its picturesque hausbots. In the surroundings there are also beautiful Mughal gardens.

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Chuvsgul Nuur Lake
51.123, 100.549
1 642 m / 5 387 ft

#15 Chuvsgul Nuur Lake

The second largest Mongolian lake

The volcanic lake is part of the Baikal Rift Ditch Zone, which originated 55 million years ago. Chuvsgul is one of the oldest lakes in the world, the 14th largest freshwater lake in the world and is the deepest Mongolian lake (depth of 262 m, water volume 381 km3). Lake water accounts for up to 2% of the world's freshwater. Its length is 134 km and the largest width is 39 km.

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Dead Sea
31.559, 35.473
-415 m / -1 362 ft

#16 Dead Sea

Deepest depression of the world

The Dead Sea (- 415m) is an extremely salt lake and at the same time the deepest depression. From the Israeli and Jordanian sides, there are roads around it. You will see here a muddy and arid landscape with unfortunately only a few possibilities for bathing. There is very quickly drain of the whole lake, which is caused by pumping nearly all water from the Jordan River for irrigation. On the Jordanian side there are also famous canyons

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Terchiin Cagaan Nuur Lake
48.176, 99.759
2 054 m / 6 739 ft

#17 Terchiin Cagaan Nuur Lake

The White Lake on the Terleh River

In the middle of the Chorgo-Terchiin Cagaan National Park at 2054 m above sea level is located the beautiful Lake Terchiin Cagaan Nuur. The lake (16x20 km), with a depth of 10 meters, is surrounded by extinct volcanoes. Some parts of the coastline are sandy and in summer the lake water is warm enough to swim. There are pike and perch in the lake. From the northeast edge of the lake you can climb to the extinct volcano Chorgo Uul (2965 m above sea level).

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Satpara lake
35.229, 75.63
2 635 m / 8 645 ft

#18 Satpara lake

Iconic lake

Only a short walk from the town of Skardu is the beautiful Lake Satpara. You will find it on the way to the famous Deosai Plains.

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Telmen Nuur Lake
48.83, 97.304
1 792 m / 5 879 ft

#19 Telmen Nuur Lake

Salt lake

Telmen Nuur is a salt lake southwest of the Bulnai Mountains. It is located at an altitude of 1789 m, roughly 20 km northwest of Telmen. It is the largest lake in Dzavchan Ajmag, 30 km long, 16 km wide and its area is 198 km2. Its largest depth is only 5.5 m. The best place to camp is at the eastern end of the lake right by the water. The air at the lake resembles the sea. There are three islands and many migrating birds on it.

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Lake Issyk Kul
42.388, 77.286
1 603 m / 5 259 ft

#20 Lake Issyk Kul

Kyrgyz Sea

Huge lake Issyk-Kul (1 603m asl) where you feel almost like by the sea, is the second largest navigable high mountain lake (after South America's Titicaca). Thanks to mountain ranges, which rise only a short distance from the shores of the lake, you can enjoy swimming between glaciated four thousand meters high mountains. There is the road around the entire lake and as the result, the areas in its neighborhood are very well accessible and therefore also popular.

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