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The Shaolin Temple is a native Asian religious settlement featured in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties. Like all natives, they can be allied with by building a Trading Post at their Trading Post site.

The Shaolin Temple is available on the Mongolia, Silk Road and Yellow River maps.

Unit Edit

Unit Description
Rattan Shield
Rattan Shield
Fast Chinese warrior armed with a shield and a sword. Good against archers, skirmishers, and artillery.

Improvements Edit

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages discovery
Clenched Fist
Clenched Fist
200 wood,
200 coin
Ranged infantry gets +25% melee attack
Ages discovery
Wood Clearing
Wood Clearing
200 food,
200 coin
Settlers, Courerus des Bois, Settler Wagons, and Villagers gather wood 20% faster
Ages discovery
Dim Mak
Dim Mak
300 wood,
300 coin
Rattan Shields get +50% attack

History Edit

"This Holy Site is identical to a Native Trade Site. Allying with Natives allows a player to train special Native units, usually warriors, and also grants access to a group of improvements to that tribe. Native units do not cost any population spaces, but can only be built in limited numbers.

One of the most famous Buddhist monasteries is the Shaolin Monastery, located in the Henan province of China, founded in 495 CE. The edifice is associated specifically with Chan Buddhism and the martial art of Kung Fu. Monastery legend states that the Indian monk Bodhidharma visited the temple in 527 CE. During his time meditating on the mountain overlooking the monastery, Bodhidharma taught himself a form of martial arts to defend against wild animals and bandits. He stayed at the temple for nine years, and before his departure he taught his disciples the skills he had learned, creating the martial arts legend that surrounds the Shaolin monks to this day.
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