The Yak Caravan is a Caravan that the Chinese use to trade between the Market and selected Town Center in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon. Like all Caravan units, the Yak Caravan travels back and forth between a player's Market and Town Center, or an ally's Town Center, and generates gold for the player.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Players should build the Market in a safe corner of the map from where the Yaks will travel to a Town Center of choice. The greater the distance of the trade route, the more gold will be generated.

This is especially valuable later in the game when safe Gold Mines run out. Caravans can also trade with ally Town Centers and doing so generates 50% more Gold than usual. Caravans may replace Peasants if too many are found idle once gold runs out but they cannot defend themselves from attackers and must be protect from raids.

God bonuses and upgrades[edit | edit source]

Nü Wa enables Yak Caravans to be trained in the Classical Age.

  • AOMCoinage.png Coinage: Increases the movement speed by 20%.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Tale of the Dragon[edit | edit source]

  • Initially, Coinage did not affect Yak Caravans. With patch 2.4, this was fixed.

History[edit | edit source]

Trade was critical for any ancient empire to survive. Certain geographic areas had resources in abundance, while others were sorely lacking. Cultivated silk production began in China in 1500 BC and became a staple of westward trade for millennia afterwards. The city of Chang'an in China was a central trade hub connecting surrounding cities and functioned as capital of China for ten Dynasties. These trade connections expanded out of China during the Han Dynasty to become the first great Silk Road. Cities along trade routes, such as Chang'an, became wealthy and powerful.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Yak Caravans are the only Caravans to have a herdable counterpart, the Yak.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Donkey CaravanCamel CaravanOx CaravanLlama CaravanYak Caravan
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