"Increases the attack of ranged land units, the attack of hand units, the speed of all land units, or the hitpoints of all land units. Configure it to give bonuses to different things."

In-game description

The Golden Pavilion is a Japanese Wonder in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties. It sends a shipment of Yumi Archers when built and enhances the stats of military land units, as well as containing advanced Arsenal improvements.

Overview Edit


Only one bonus can be active at a time.

Bonus Effect
Golden pavillion hand attack
+15% attack for hand infantry and cavalry
Golden pavillion ranged attack
+15% attack for ranged infantry and cavalry
Golden pavillion hitpoints
+10% hit points for land military units
Golden pavillion speed
+5% speed for land military units


Improvement Cost Effect
Flint lock
Flint Lock
200 wood,
250 coin
Gunpowder infantry get +10% hit points
Paper cartridge
Paper Cartridge
350 wood,
350 coin
Gunpowder infantry get +15% attack
300 wood,
350 coin
Aoe3 unit type cavalry Heavy cavalry get +25% siege attack
Professional gunners
Professional Gunners
400 food,
100 coin
Aoe3 unit type artillery Artillery get +10% hit points

Shipments Edit

Age Shipment
Colonial age up
3 Yumi Archers
Fortress age up
6 Yumi Archers
Industrial age up
10 Yumi Archers
Imperial age up
16 Yumi Archers

Home City Cards Edit

As the Golden Pavilion is exclusive to the Japanese, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affects them are listed here.

History Edit

"The Golden Pavilion Temple (Kinkaku-ji) is the name of the hall of relics at the temple grounds of Rokuon-ji. Aside from the basement floor, the whole pavilion is covered in pure gold leaf. Situated in Kinkakuji-chô, Kita-ku, near the Japanese city of Kyoto, The Golden Pavilion Temple was originally constructed in 1397 to serve as the retirement villa of the third Ashikaga Shogun, Yoshimitsu. Originally a luxurious estate owned by the Saionji clan, Yoshimitsu acquired the land after the clan’s influence declined.

The pavilion itself houses relics of the Buddha and serves as the centerpiece of the temple. The temple itself has been burned down multiple times during its rich and storied history, particularly during the Onin War (1467-1477). The temple burned down again later by an insane monk, which later became the subject of a film entitled "The Temple of the Golden Pavilion".

Rokuon-ji, the temple proper, features more than the glinting structure of Kinkaku-ji. Lush gardens and a mirror pond accentuate the Zen quality of the location.

Gallery Edit