50 Most Amazing Lakes of the World

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The diversity in the art and architecture of Nature is infinite and cannot be explored all by an individual or a group. The most amazing lakes of the world bear testimony to the extent of wonder planet Earth has for enthusiasts to experience. Water bodies are the result of shallow landforms on Earth and are present as oceans, lakes, waterfalls and rivers. These 50 amazing lakes of the world celebrate the surprises, uniqueness and incredibility this form of water body has to offer to visitors.

1. Albertine Rift Lake, Africa

Albertine Rift Lake, Africa

The Rift Valley surrounded by mountains is a constellation of lakes in Africa.

2. Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon

This American lake is the deepest in the country and is formed of a crater in Mount Mazama.

3. Dal Lake, Kashmir

Dal Lake, Kashmir

This 15.5 km-long lake of India is referred to as “Srinagar’s Jewel”.

4. Deriba Lakes, Sudan

Deriba Lakes, Sudan

The summit of Jebel Marra has a volcanic crater which has a smaller inner crater that has transformed into this lake.

5. Heaven Lake, North Korea/China

Heaven Lake, North Korea

It is in the Baekdu Mountain of Baekdudaegan and Changbai mountain ranges in China.

6. Kelimutu Lakes, Indonesia

Kelimutu Lakes, Indonesia

Fores Island in Indonesia has three ridge-sharing volcanic crater lakes in blue, green and red respectively.

7. Kerid Lake

Kerid Lake

This lake is in Grimsnes in Iceland.

8. LagoEpuyen


This is a crystalline blue lake amidst beautiful Argentinean forest scenery.

9. Huechulafquen Lake

Huechulafquen Lake

This Argentinean Andean glacial lake is in Lanin National Park.

10. Laguna Colorada


Pigmented algae and sediments beneath the surface make this Bolivian lake red.

11. Llancanelo Lake

Llancanelo Lake

This Argentinean oasis in the middle of a semi-desert area is home for flamingos and various species of birds.

12. Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

This French Alpine lake is highly active with continuous sailing, kayaking, water skiing and other water sports.

13. Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan

It is between the skirts of three conical volcanoes more than a kilometer up in Guatemalan highlands.

14. Lake Baikal

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It is the biggest Siberian Lake and the most biologically diverse in the world and contains 45 islands and about 1/5 of all the freshwater on the surface of the Earth.

15. Lake Bled, Slovenia

Lake Bled, Slovenia

It is found in Upper Carniola and named on the Bled Castle, which complements the serenity of this amazing lake.

16. Lake Como, Bellagio

Lake Como, Bellagio

It is the most beautiful and the third largest lake in Italy.

17. Lake Garda, Italy

Lake Garda, Italy

The breathtaking visuals at this scenic Italian lake have always been on the list of tourists.

18. Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva

It is the biggest Western European lake and extends across the border of France and Switzerland.

19. Lake Isabelle, Colorado

Lake Isabelle, Colorado

It is a popular destination at the Indian Peaks especially for hikers.

20. Lake Louise, Canada

Lake Louise, Canada

The glacial lake is situated in Alberta and is home to several precious species or organisms.

21. Lake Matheson

Lake Matheson

This New Zealander lake is also called Mirror Lake because of the impossibly perfect reflections of Mount Tasman and Mount Cook.

22. Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru

This Kenyan lake is so rich Sodium Carbonate that few organisms thrive apart from millions algae-eating flamingos.

23. Lake Plastiras, Greece

Lake Plastiras, Greece

Its uniqueness is in the fact that it is artificial.

24. Lake Titicaca


It is the most commercially navigable lake on Earth extending across Bolivia and Peru.

25. Licancabur Lake

Licancabur Lake

This Chilean Crater Lake remains solid (ice) most parts of the year.

26. Loch Lomond, Scotland

Loch Lomond, Scotland

It is the biggest freshwater lake in Scotland.

27. Malawi Lake, Africa

Malawi Lake, Africa

This lake is the third biggest continentally and the ninth largest globally.

28. Masyuko Lake

Stitched Panorama

The bed of this Japanese lake is the basin of a volcano in Akan National Park, Hokkaido.

29. Mono Lake, California

Mono Lake, California

The Ecosystem of this American lake is highly similar to Laguna Colorada.

30. Mount Katmai Crater Lake

Mount Katmai Crater Lake

It is a composite volcanic crater lake in Katmai National Park & Preserve in Alaskan Peninsula.

31. Mount Pinatubo Lake, Luzon

Mount Pinatubo Lake, Luzon

It is the deepest lake in Philippines and was formed in 1991.

32. Mount Ruapehu Lake

Mount Ruapehu Lake

It is in the Northern Island of New Zealand and has ice-covered ridges.

33. Mystic Lake

Mystic Lake

It is bedded on Beartooth Mountains and is the largest in Montana, USA.

34. Zao Okama Lake

Zao Okama Lake

Mt. Zao in Honshu, Japan is the site of this “Five Colour Pond”, which changes colour with changing weather.

35. Peyto Lake, Canada

Peyto Lake, Canada

Rock granules give this lake turquoise color and brilliant sparkle.

36. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

They are an assembly of 16 lakes in azure, blue, green and grey colors.

37. Quilotoa Lake

Quilotoa Lake

This Lake is formed of a volcanic crater in the western-most Ecuadorian Andes.

38. Reed Flute Cave Lake

Reed Flute Cave Lake

The multi-color appearance of this Chinese lake is its specialty.

39. Riffelsee Lake

Riffelsee Lake

This Swiss lake behaves like an unbelievable mirror for the Matterhorn peak at its backdrop.

40. Lake Saiful Muluk

Lake Saiful Muluk

The beauty of this Pakistani lake is the ice-covered peaks and valleys at the backdrop.

41. Shangrila Lake

Shangrila Lake

Fruit-laden orchards, flower-filled gardens and reflection of luxury cottages multiply sparkling beauty of this amazing lake of the world.

42. Sheosar Lake

Sheosar Lake

Clear water that reflects the surrounding lush green meadows in Dosai National Park is the beauty of this lake in Pakistan.

43. Spotted Lake, Canada

Spotted Lake, Canada

The 38-acre expanse of this water body has such high concentration of minerals that vast colorful spots are formed.

44. The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea

This Jordanian water body is the deepest hyper-saline lake in the world with salt concentration more than 8 times of the oceanic salinity.

45. Tahoe Lake

Tahoe Lake

This North American lake emanates different colors according to changing sunlight.

46. Viti Geothermal Lake, Askja

Viti Geothermal Lake, Askja

This Icelandic geothermal lake has opaque blue water due to sulphur.

47. Vulcan Point Lake

Vulcan Point Lake

It is formed by the water filled in the crater of Taal Volcano in Luzon, Philippines.

48. Yak Loum Lake

Yak Loum Lake

A 4-millenium old crater Ratankiri Province in Cambodia is the bed of this lake.

49. Yamdrok Lake

Yamdrok Lake

This 72 km-long Tibetan lake is bounded by mountains covered with snow.

50. Yucatan Cave Lake

Yucatan Cave Lake

This Mexican lake is in a cave in Yucatan Peninsula and is a young discovered.

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