East & Southeast Asia ::China (also see separate Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan entries)
The Marble Boat at the Summer Palace in Beijing. The wooden structure was built in 1755 on a stone base and rebuilt in 1893 as a wooden lakeside pavilion in the shape of a paddle steamer. The structure is faux painted to imitate marble.
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