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The Wat 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.

Strategy[]

This worship building allows the Holy Site to boost your civilization's scientific research - something quite strange for a worship building. It may prove very useful in all situations, though, especially if you don't have any other particular strategy regarding worship buildings, and if you're not pursuing a Religious victory. Arabia will want to take this building if they can, because they are strong in both religion and science. You may also want to take it for some extra Science Science output if you plan to focus on maximizing other yields.

Civilopedia entry[]

Buddhist monasteries in Cambodia, Thailand and Laos are termed “wats” (Sanskrit for “enclosure”). The wat often encompassed a school, and hence were both holy and educational. A wat generally 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, drum towers, and living quarters. Wats come in two types: those granted wisungkhamasima (royal patronage) and those not (samnak song). They abound across Southeast Asia, and architectural styles are as varied as the peoples – although the living quarters for the monks and novices are invariably separate from the sacred structures. Often ornately decorated and gilded, wats are some of the most distinctive and historic structures in the region, including the famous one at Angkor, Cambodia, constructed in the early 12th Century under the patronage of King Suryavarman II.

Related achievements[]

Wat is Love
Wat is Love
Build Angkor Wat and a Wat in Angkor Wat.
A pun on the popular meme/song 'What is love' by Haddaway.
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