There are more than forty eight thousand lakes in Kyrgyzstan, but the most of them do not have a surface area more than 1 sq. km.
The Caspian Sea in the West of Kazakhstan is the largest inland lake in the world and is worth visiting. Also, there is Balkhash, a semi-freshwater drainage lake in the East of Kazakhstan. Its surface area dropped from 68.90 thousand sq. km in 1960, to 17.16 nowadays due to a significant intake of water for irrigation, the volume of water decreases