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Here are the 4 lakes we have listed within China - compared by Largest Lakes - Water Volume.

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Lake Name Volume in acre-feet Lake Description
Kanas Lake
(Northwest China, China)
43,616,369 Kanas Lake Pictures Kanas Lake Message Forums Also known as: Hanas Lake, Kanasi Lake
One of the most interesting and beautiful tourist destinations in China's far northwest region is Kanas Lake. Located in the Altay Mountains, the glacially-carved lake forms a kidney-shaped gem along the glacier-fed Kanas River. At 4,396 feet elevation, the surroundings are alpine with spectacular scenery. ...
Poyang Lake
(East China, China)
2,391,608 Poyang Lake Pictures Poyang Lake Message Forums Also known as: Boyang, Po Yang Hu, Poyanghu
Poyang Lake is China's largest freshwater lake-also known as one of China's five Great Lakes. This massive shallow lake is located in Jiangxi Province, in the east region of the country. Long revered and the source of life and income for many in the region, Poyang Lake has changed radically in recent ...
Erhai Lake
(Southwest China, China)
2,026,783 Erhai Lake Pictures Erhai Lake Message Forums Also known as: Er Lake, Yeyuze, Kunming Lake (historic)
Known as the Pearl of the Plateau, Yunnan's Erhai Lake has been enchanting both native and foreign visitors for thousands of years. Nestled like a shining gem in a tectonic fault on the Tibetan Plateau in Yunnan Province, the lake is somewhat crescent or ear-shaped. The name translates as Sea of Ear ...
West Lake
(East China, China)
11,585 West Lake Pictures West Lake Message Forums Also known as: Qiantang Lake,Outer West Lake, West Inner Lake, North Inner Lake, Little South Lake, Yue Lake
One of the most beautiful engineered environments in China is West Lake. Originally a spring-fed bay on the Qiantang River, the lake was formed about 2000 years ago when silting dammed off the lake from the river itself. A series of improvements for irrigation purposes and for aesthetic value over hundreds ...


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