Candi (Civ5)

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Candi (Civ5)

Introduced in Brave New World
Building of the Medieval era

The unique building of the Indonesian civilization
(replaces Garden)

Cost 120 20xProduction5
Maintenance 1 20xGold5

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  • +25% GreatPeople5 Great People generation in this city.
  • +2 20xfaith5 Faith
  • +2 20xfaith5 Faith for each World Religion that has at least 1 follower in the city.
  • May be built in all cities.

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Game InfoEdit

Unique building of the Indonesian civilization. Replaces the Garden. May be built in all cities.

  • Common traits:
    • +25% GreatPeople5 Great People generation in this City.
    • +2 20xHappiness5 Happiness with Peace Gardens Religious Belief
  • Special traits:
    • +2 20xfaith5 Faith
    • +2 additional 20xfaith5 Faith for each Religion that has at least 1 follower in the city.
    • Does not have to be built next to a River or Lake.


The Candi, unlike the Garden which it replaces, does not require fresh water and therefore can be built in any city. The Indonesians, unlike other civilizations, are friendly to all religions, not only their own - the more religions represented in a city with a Candi, the more 20xfaith5 Faith they gain.

Historical InfoEdit

Candi refers to an Indonesian stone structure based on the Hindu single shrine, with a pyramidal tower above it and an ornamented portico, built primarily between the 8th and 15th centuries. Incorporating mandala designs, the candi was designed to mimic Meru, the holy mountain that was the abode of the gods. The Javanese, notably the Khmer, developed a somewhat different architecture for their candi, making use of pillars around a central solid mass, but retaining the basic form. The largest, and most famous, candi is Borobudur, the 9th century Buddhist temple with seven terraces.


  • The building in the background of Gajah Mada's animated diplomatic screen is a candi. This candi bears a strong resemblance to Wringin Lawang, a Majapahit-era Gapuro.
  • Coincidentally, the icon of the in-game building Candi also uses the picture of Wringin Lawang.
  • Borobudur, a new wonder in Brave New World, is actually also a candi. There is no specialized in-game connection to Indonesia, though.

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