Introduced in C4bts
Unique Building for Khmer Empire (Replaces Aqueduct)
Cost[1]100 Hammer
Food+1 Bread
Healthy+2 Health
Special Abilities



"First built under the reign of the Khmer King Yasodharapura, Barays were massive reservoirs designed to provide sustenance and clean water for the surrounding populace. The first Baray, known as the East Baray, was constructed in the late ninth century. The above-ground levee relied on a series of huge earthen walls to catch falling rain water in the reservoirs, which were capable of holding over 60 million cubic meters of liquid.

A second Baray, the Western Baray, was built under the reign of Suryavarman I. The Western Baray was similar in design to the first, if a bit larger, to provide for the increased Khmer population. This new Baray would become an invaluable source of sustenance as the kingdom of Khmer reached new heights under the reign of Suryavarman II."


"The Baray, the Khmer replacement for the Aqueduct, provides a food bonus, in addition to the usual health bonus. A Baray is needed to construct The Hanging Gardens."

Difference from Aqueduct

It gives +1 Bread by default.


In the city screen press the following icon to start Baray construction:

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See also

List of City Buildings


  1. Cost depends on Game Speed. Quick: 67 Hammer, Epic: 150 Hammer, Marathon: 300 Hammer.