Luxury resource found from forest
Silk (Civ5)
Revealed by


Resource value

0 20xFood5, 0 20xProduction5, +2 20xGold5


Plantation, available with Calendar

Plantation value

+1 (w/Fertilizer) 20xFood5, 0 20xProduction5, +1 20xGold5

Required for Units: None

Buildings: None

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Game InfoEdit

Luxury resource.

  • Base yield:
    • 2 20xGold5 Gold
  • Modifiers:


Silk is found on a variety of terrains, but usually in forests. These need to be cut down, so that a Plantation can be constructed to access the resource.

Historical InfoEdit

Silk is a fiber which is made from the cocoons of silkworms. Silk fabric was first developed in ancient China, according to legend by the empress Lei Zu. Originally reserved for the Chinese nobility, over time it spread throughout China, and via the famous Silk Road of antiquity, into Europe and across the planet. (The earliest record of silk in Europe dates to Egypt in approximately 1000 BC.)