Taoist Temple
Taoist Temple
Introduced in Civ4
Cost[1]80 Hammer
Culture+1 Culture
Happy+1 Happiness
Special Abilities
  • Can turn 1 Citizen into Priest



"In Civilization IV, a temple is defined as a building where the faithful come to worship. Christians call their temples "churches," while Muslims call theirs "mosques," and Jews call theirs, simply, "temples." Temples are far more common than cathedrals, but much less large and ornate. Even the smallest village can possess a temple.

Taoist temples are often attractive, brightly-colored buildings, filled with statues of divine beings. Priests may or may not be in attendance. Taoism is a ritualistic religion, and the temple is often used for ceremonies ranging from parades to exorcisms. The ceremonies themselves tend to be loud and colorful, full of chanting, singing, clashing symbols, and firecrackers."


"Temples increase a city's happiness and culture. They are especially useful for expanding your civilization's borders during the early game."


In the city screen press the following icon to start Taoist Temple construction:

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See also


  1. Cost depends on Game Speed. Quick: 53 Hammer, Epic: 120 Hammer, Marathon: 240 Hammer.