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15 Largest Artificial Lakes in Asia

15. Dhebar Lake – India

According to the Britannica Encyclopedia, the Dhebar Lake has a surface area of 50 km2. Although, in comparing different websites about surface area, some put it at 87 km2. It won’t be, by far, the largest artificial lake of this list, but its history makes it so interesting that it could not not go on our list of largest artificial lakes in Asia.

Set on the Gomati River, in the state of Rajasthan, it was built in 1685, by the then ruler of Udaipur, Maharana Jai Singh. And at the time, in the 17th century, it was one of the biggest man-made lakes in the world. Not only that but it was also built with marble. Yes, marble. The Dhebar lake or JaiSamaland lake, as it is known, also acts as a Wildlife Sanctuary so make sure you go check it out. You might even spot deer, panthers and other wild animals resting near the water.

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