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 wonder in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that is unique to the Japanese and can be built to advance into the next Age. It sends a shipment of Yumi Archers when built and enhances one of the stats of all military land units chosen by the player (see below), as well as containing advanced Arsenal technologies.

Shipments[edit | edit source]

Colonial age up.png 3 Yumi Archers
Fortress age up.png 6 Yumi Archers
Industrial age up.png 10 Yumi Archers
Imperial age up.png 16 Yumi Archers

Bonuses[edit | edit source]

Hand attack bonus +15% attack for melee infantry and cavalry
Ranged attack bonus +15% attack for ranged infantry and cavalry
Hit point bonus +10% hit points for land military units
Speed bonus +5% speed for land military units

Technologies[edit | edit source]

Technology Cost Effect
Flint lock.png Flint Lock 200 wood,
250 coin
Gunpowder infantry get +10% hit points
Paper cartridge.png Paper Cartridge 350 wood,
350 coin
Gunpowder infantry get +15% attack
Pillage.png Pillage 300 wood,
350 coin
Heavy cavalry get +25% siege attack
Professional gunners.png Professional Gunners 400 food,
100 coin
Artillery gets +10% hit points

Further statistics[edit | edit source]

As the Golden Pavilion is unique to the Japanese, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything
Hit points Flying Buttress.png Flying Buttress (+20%)

Home City Cards[edit | edit source]

As the Golden Pavilion is unique to the Japanese, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

History[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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