Wat (Civ5)

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Building of the Medieval era

The unique building of the Siamese civilization
(replaces University)

Cost 160 20xProduction5
Maintenance 2 20xGold5

Education (Civ5) Education


2 Scientist (Civ5)

  • +33% 20xScience5 Science
  • +2 20xScience5 Science from worked jungle tiles.
  • +3 20xCulture5 Culture
  • Requires Library

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Game InfoEdit

Unique building of the Siamese civilization. Requires Library. Replaces the University.

  • Common traits:
    • +33% 20xScience5 Science (increased to +50% with Free Thought Social policy)
    • 2 Scientist Specialist slots
    • +2 20xScience5 Science from jungle tiles worked by this City.
    • Allows Archaeologists to be built in this city.
    • +1 20xGold5 Gold with Sovereignty Social policy
    • +1 20xHappiness5 Happiness with Academy of Sciences Order tenet
  • Special traits:
    • +3 20xCulture5 Culture


Aside from the already important bonuses to 20xScience5 Science that the Wat gives, it also provides 20xCulture5 Culture.

Historical InfoEdit

A "Wat" is a Buddhist monastery temple found in Cambodia, Thailand, or Laos. The literal translation of "wat" is "school", and indeed the Siamese wats were both places of worship and of learning. A wat consists of a temple containing statues of the Buddha, a prayer room, a room containing religious texts, a pavilion for relaxation, a library, study hall, bell towers, and living quarters. It may be a single building or a collection of structures- a town in itself. Constructed in the 12th century, the Angkor Wat in Angkor, Cambodia, is one of the largest and best-preserved wats in Southeast Asia.


  • Wat actually means temple, as well. All Thais refer to a wat as a temple in modern times.
  • In the past, people studied in wats because the only people who could teach were monks. Most other people were illiterate.

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