Lake Baikal. There are 4 lakes in the world that are at least 1 km deep(!) and two of these lakes are in Asia. Reaching maximum depths of 1,637m, Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the Asia and the world. With a volume of 23,615 km3, Lake Baikal is also the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, containing 22–23% of the world's fresh surface water.
Incredible and mesmerizing video of Lake Baikal by Visit Irkutsk
The gigantic Caspian Sea, a saline endorheic lake (lake without outflows), takes second place with a maximum depth of 1,025m. Covering an area of 371,000 km2, Caspian Sea is the largest lake in the world by surface area.
View of the Caspian Sea on board the International Space Station (Credit: NASA/Scott Kelly, source:Wikimedia)
Amazing Aerial Footage of Issyk-Kul Lake
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Or check out Largest Lakes in Asia.