- Requires the Pagoda Worship Belief to be constructed.
Similarly to the Gurdwara, the Pagoda also helps city growth, this time by providing additional Housing. Bearing in mind how often Housing restrictions turn into a problem in this game, we can say that this bonus is even better than the Gurdwara bonus.
Civilopedia entry Edit
Technically, a “pagoda” is a building style – a tiered tower with overhanging eaves – rather than a building, but for the unenlightened it has come to be the generic term for religious structures in the Far East, mostly Buddhist but also Taoist, Shinto and Confucian. The origin of the pagoda structure can be traced to the stupas of 3rd Century BC Nepal. From there, the architectural style spread across China and East Asia, where the Buddhists adopted it for their buildings housing sacred relics and texts. For Buddhist missionaries, pilgrims and priests, these pagodas became the centers of their faith on Earth with images of Gautama Buddha prominent and plentiful. The building materials and decoration, from unadorned to ornate, varied widely from region to region and faith to faith. But pagodas traditionally have an odd number of levels, the notable exception being the 163-foot “pagoda folly” erected by Sir William Chambers at Kew Gardens in London in 1762 and thought clever by the English.