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The Pagoda is an advanced religious building in Civilization VI. It is built in the Holy Site district and requires a Temple (or one of its replacements). It may also be purchased with Faith Faith.

Vanilla and Rise and Fall[]

Gathering Storm[]


Similarly to the Gurdwara, the Pagoda helps city growth, this time by providing additional Housing Housing. Bearing in mind how often Housing Housing restrictions turn into a problem in this game, this bonus can be considered better than the Gurdwara's bonus.

In Gathering Storm, the Housing Housing bonus is transferred to the Gurdwara, and the Pagoda grants 1 Diplomatic Favor Diplomatic Favor per turn instead. This will help any civilization that wants to go for a Diplomatic Victory, or just wants a stronger standing in the World Congress.

Civilopedia entry[]

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.

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R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.