The Philippines (“Pearl of the Orient”) doesn’t have plenty of large lakes but it has a handful of unique lakes.

Here are the 12 most remarkable lakes in the Philippines.

Lake Lanao: Lanao del Sur

One of the largest lakes in the Philippines is Lake Lanao or Ranaw. It is counted as one of the 15 ancient lakes in the world. It is located in the country’s southern island of Mindanao with a surface area of 340 km² or 131 square miles. It is the largest lake in Mindanao, and the second largest lake in the Philippines.

See more spectacular lakes in the Philippines HERE