Sid Meier's Civilization V

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Wonders of the World
A collection of all the mods which have added world wonders to the game. From Broadway to Abu Simbel, Horyu-ji to Teotihuacan. This collection will feature over 60 mods and will have a new one most weeks. It is possible to have all activated at once, however this may affect gameplay and balance.
Items (82)
Grand Canal Wonder
Created by Pouakai
The Grand Canal is the main arterial route of the Italian city of Venice. It is lined by the history of the city, with buildings and architecture from most time periods of Venice. During the years of the republic, gold-laden merchant ships would sail up t...
Itsukushima Shrine Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Located on the Japanese island of Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine is one of the most iconic sites of Japan. The main feature is a 'floating' Torii gate, a symbol with the Shinto religion of Japan. In 1643, the view of the Torii gate was inscribed as one of t...
Karnak Wonder
Created by Pouakai
The Karnak Temple Complex of Thebes (Modern day Luxor) is one which provides a cross-section of the beliefs associated with the Kemetic religion of Ancient Egyptian society. It is a sacred site on which temples and shrines have been constructed from the r...
Kronborg Wonder
Created by Pouakai
The Danish Star Fortress of Kronborg (Constructed during the reign of King Frederick II) Is a magnificent rennaisance castle built on the Northern tip of the island of Zealand. The fortress was built to control access to the Baltic Sea at the narrowest po...
Malwiya Minaret Wonder
Created by Pouakai
The Malwiya Minaret (Also known as the Spiral Minaret or the Minaret of Samarra) is a large Minaret in Samarra, Iraq. It was constructed in the ninth century CE during the reign of the Abbasid Caliphate, and the mosque complex to which it belongs is one o...
Oriental Pearl Tower Wonder
Created by Pouakai
The Oriental Pearl Tower is a television tower located in Shanghai, China, on the bank of the Huangpu River. It has become an icon of Shanghai and China alike, and is comprised of 11 spheres, two of which have amenities such as observation floors and a ro...
Santa Maria del Fiore Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Florence's Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower) dominates the Florence skyline to this day. Construction began in 1296 and took nearly 150 years, not being completed until 1436. The Cathedral is an engineering marvel, w...
Shwedagon Paya Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Set amongst the city of Rangoon, Myanmar, Shwedagon Paya is one of the world's largest Buddhist Stupas at a height of 99 metres. It is largely known for the coating of Gold, which has been donated by generations of Burmese nationals. It is also rumoured t...
Stone Town Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Stone Town is the English name for the old part of Zanzibar city, on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. It has a rich history of merchants and traders, where once lay the capital of a mighty East African sultanate. The island is known for its exports of se...
Taipei 101 Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Taipei 101 is a skyscraper located in the Taiwanese city of Taipei. It was completed in 2004, and was the tallest building in the world until the completion of the Burj Khalifa in 2010. The architecture of the building, despite being modern, features many...
Temple of Heaven Wonder
Created by Pouakai
The Temple of Heaven is a large religious complex in the centre of Beijing, China. It was constructed in the 15th century during the reign of the Yongle Emperor, and features elements of Taoism and Heaven worship, among which was an annual festival dedica...
Teotihuacan Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Built across three centuries, one BCE and until 200 CE, Teotihuacan was the center of a large Mesoamerican empire of the same name, reaching the height of power in the middle of the first millenium. At this peak, thousands of people would have lived in th...
The Golden Pavilion Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Located in Kyoto, Japan, the Golden Pavilion is a buddhist temple situated in tranquil surrounds. The exterior walls are entirely coated in Gold leaf, which gives it's Japanese name, Kinkaku-ji, Kin meaning gold and ji temple. It is not known when the tem...
Torre Del Oro Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Torre Del Oro (Tower of Gold) is a large watchtower on the Guadalquivir River in Seville, Spain. It was constructed during the Almohad Caliphate to control access to the city. Despite the original purpose, the tower has since been used as a prison and as ...
Wartburg Wonder
Created by Pouakai
The German castle of Wartburg is one which is representative of the Bavarian castles which dot the south German countryside. It was built from 1068 onwards in a feudal fiefdom, and served as the residence for Martin Luther following his excommunication fr...
Korean Wonders pack
Created by Pouakai
Korea is home to many yet-to-be represented wonders of the world. In celebration of the release of the Korea and Wonders of the Ancient World DLC, myself and sukritact have created this pack featuring two wonders of Korea - Cheomseongdae, an ancient tower...
Hollywood Wonder
Created by Pouakai
The Los Angeles, USA district of Hollywood has long been associated with the American film industry. It began life as a real estate development named "Hollywoodland" at the start of the 20th century, with the first film studio opening just over a decade l...
Sky Tower Wonder
Created by Pouakai
The Sky Tower is an observation tower located in central Auckland, New Zealand. It was built across three years, from 1994 to 1997, and was opened on the third of March that year. At 328 metres, it is the tallest structure in New Zealand, and the freesta...
Mount Ruapehu Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Mount Ruapehu is a large volcano located on the central plateau of New Zealand's North Island. It is the southernmost active volcano in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, and one of the most active, last showing signs of eruption in 2011. In 1953 a dam which formed...
Gripsholm Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Gripsholm Castle is a fortress located on the shore of Lake Mälaren, near the town of Mariefred, Sweden. It was built during the 16th century on the site of a medieval fortress, and served as the residence for the Swedish royal family throughout much of ...
Abraj al Bait Towers Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Abraj al Bait Towers is a hotel complex located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, just metres away from the holiest site in the Islamic faith. It is currently under construction, and expected to open later in 2012, ten years after the Ottoman fortress which was pre...
Mount Rushmore Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Mount Rushmore is an iconic monument located in the Black Hills of the American state of South Dakota. It was constructed using explosives and finer carving from the Granite rock of the hills during the early 20th century - construction began in 1927, and...
Empire State Building Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Long New York's tallest building, the Empire State Building was constructed over eighty years ago during a competition with two other New York skyscrapers, The Chrysler Building and 40 Wall Street, for the title of New York's tallest building, a title whi...
Wat Arun Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Wat Arun is a large Buddhist temple located in Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. It was constructed on the bank of the Chao Phraya River possibly during the 18th century. Although it is a Buddhist temple, it was named after Aruna, the personificatio...
Sagrada Familia Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Sagrada Familia is a large Catholic Basilica under construction in the city of Barcelona, Spain. Construction began in 1882, and is not expected to be completed until the year 2026, when all 18 spires will be complete. It has already been granted the pres...
Santa Maria delle Grazie Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Santa Maria delle Grazie is a Dominican convent located in the Italian city of Milan. It was constructed during the second half of the fifteenth century as a church in addition to the convent. It it most known for Leonardo da Vinci's mural, The Last Supp...
Templo Mayor Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Located in the heart of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, Templo Mayor was a large step pyramid with twin shrines and staircases, each of them devoted to a different god - Tlaloc, God of Agriculture and Rain, and Huitzilopochtli, the God of War. Known to...
Apollo Program Wonder
Created by Pouakai
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to ever set foot upon another world, as part of the Apollo program. They spent over 21 hours on the surface, in which time they paved the way for another 140 hours by 10 more in...
Matterhorn Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Found on the Swiss-Italian border, the Matterhorn is a large Mountain which is arugably the most iconic in all of Europe. It is 4,478 metres tall, and was not climbed sucessfully until 1865, when a team of seven reached the summit on June the 14th. The pe...
Three Gorges Dam Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Built across the Yangtze River in the Hubei Province of China, the Three Gorges Dam is the largest Hydroelectric Power Station currently in existence by total capacity. Apart from the ship lift, it was completed fully in July 2012, although several parts ...
El Tajin Wonder
Created by Pouakai
El Tajin is a large Pre-Columbian city located in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. It is not clear what culture constructed the site, although the city is believed to have had over 50 different ethnicities at it's height. It is believed the city was first f...
Leshan Giant Buddha Wonder
Created by Pouakai
The largest pre-modern statue on Earth, the Leshan Giant Buddha was constructed during the Tang dynasty in the hope that the presence of Buddha would calm the turbulent waters of the rivers below, where the Min and Dadu rivers merge. Construction lasted a...
Panama Canal Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Located in the Central American state of Panama, the Panama Canal is one of the engineering marvels of the post-Industrial world. The idea of a canal in Panama has been around for centuries, it was not until the French in the 19th century began constructi...
St. Peter's Basilica
Created by Pouakai
St. Peter's Basilica, officially Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano, is a large Roman Catholic Cathedral located in the Vatican City. It is among the holiest sites of the Catholic faith, and is said to be built over the tomb of the Basilica's names...
Lake Titicaca Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Situated on the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the highest commercially navigable lake on Earth at 3,812 metres above sea level. It has long been included in the Mythologies of Andean tribes and civilizations, with the Incans believing that ...
Nan Madol Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Nan Madol is the site of an ancient city built on and offshore on the island of Pohnpei, in the Federated States of Micronesia. It served as the capital of the Saudeleur dynasty of Micronesia for approximately 400 years, during which time food and water w...
Banaue Rice Terraces Wonder
Created by Pouakai
The Banaue Rice Terraces of Ifugao Province, Philippines are a series of Rice Terraces carved into the hillsides.They were first carved in the first century CE, and have since expanded across the region to the point where the length of terraces would reac...
Gate of the Sun Wonder
Created by Pouakai
The Gate of the Sun is a megalithic stone gateway located in the highlands of Bolivia, near Lake Titicaca. It was constructed by the Tiwanaku culture of the Andes approximately 1500 years ago, and is carved from a single stone block weighing approximately...
Pantheon Wonder
Created by Pouakai
The Pantheon is a large building in the Italian capital of Rome. Orginally built during the time of the Roman statesman Marcus Agrippa, and rebuilt under the reign of the Emperor Hadrian. Originally built as a temple to the Roman Pantheon of gods, it was ...
Nazca Lines Wonder
Created by Pouakai
The Nazca lines have long been a source of mystery and intrigue throughout the world. Thought to be built by the Nazca culture of Peru in the fourth century CE, the exact purpose of the lines remains unknown to this day, although theories range from an as...
Diwali Wonder Pack
Created by Pouakai
Diwali is a festival sacred in three of India's main religions - Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism. It is celebrated around the 13th of November, and is commonly refered to as the festival of lights. To celebrate this Diwali, we bring to you a compendium of f...
Dome of the Rock Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Built on the site of the Second Jewish Temple atop Temple Mount, the coloured exterior of the Dome of the Rock makes it stand out from the Jerusalem surrounds. It is centered around the foundation rock, a Holy site in Islam, and served as a shrine for Isl...
Madain Saleh Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Built by the legendary Nabataeans, Mada'in Saleh is their largest city aside from Petra. It is carved entirely out of rock, and was known to them by the name Hegra. The area has seen several different inhabitants over the centuries, from desert bedouins t...
Rockefeller Center Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Built during the Great Depression with John D. Rockefeller as the sole financeur of the whole project, the Rockefeller center features many New York icons. Along with the icons of the Radio City Music Hall and South Plaza ice-skating rink, the Rockefeller...
Petronas Towers Wonder
Created by Pouakai
An icon of both Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur, the Petronas Towers stretch 451.9 metres above the ground. This makes them the tallest twin tower structure on Earth, and from 1998 to 2004 they were the world's tallest buildings. Their design has roots within I...
Buddhas of Bamiyan Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Carved from Sandstone cliffs in the province of Bamiyan in Afghanistan, the Buddhas of Bamiyan were two enormous Buddha statues, accompanied by many more smaller statues. The statues were declared false idols by the Taliban-led government in 2001, which o...
The Motherland Calls Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Built in 1967 as a monument to the power of the Soviet Union and as a memorial to those that gave their lives during the battle of Stalingrad, The Motherland Calls is the world's tallest non-religious statue, standing at 91 metres to the tip of the sword....
Churches of Lalibela Wonder
Created by Pouakai
An icon of the legendary Christian heritage of the African state of Ethiopia, the Churches of Lalibela are carved from the very rock which surrounds them. Named after a 12th century ruler, who reputably recieved a vision instructing him to build the site ...
Gobekli Tepe Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Gobekli Tepe predates even Agriculture, and is the oldest known man-made religious site on Earth, with an estimated date of construction at around 8000 BCE. Built in Turkey near the Syrian border, the site wasn't identified until the 1960's, when it was t...
Ait Benhaddou Wonder
Created by Pouakai
A sight familiar to the film aficionado, Ait Benhaddou is a fortified city (Or Ksar) located on a former Saharan trade route near the Moroccan city of Marrakesh. It is believed to have been built around the 16th century, and was first mentioned in the 17t...
Horyuji Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Located in the Nara Prefecture of Japan, H?ry?-ji is a large temple complex dating to 607 CE. Much of the original temple is believed to have been destroyed in a fire in 670 CE, with the current complex believed to be a restoration, which incorporates asp...
Puukohola Heiau Wonder
Created by Pouakai
One of the last surviving great Hawaiian Temples, Pu'ukohola Heiau (Temple on the Hill of the Whale) was constructed prior to the unification of Hawaii by future king Kamehameha, when his chiefdom was only in control of the Western side of the island of H...
Trafalgar Square Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Located in the heart of London's City of Westminster, Trafalgar Square is a royally-owned public space. Constructed under orders from King George IV from 1820 to 1845, Trafalgar Square was built upon an earlier public space known as Charing Cross; the mod...
Arecibo Observatory Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Located in the Puerto Rican municipality of Arecibo, the Arecibo Observatory is the world's largest Radio Telescope, at 305 metres (1000 ft). It was constructed in 1963 in a naturally formed sinkhole to measure the Earth's Ionosphere. Since then, it has b...
Brooklyn Bridge Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Built in the late 19th century, the Brooklyn Bridge is the most iconic and oldest major bridge of New York, and is as much an icon as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. It was built in Neo-Gothic style, much like many other New York build...
Cairo Citadel Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Situated in South-Eastern Cairo, Egypt, the Cairo Citadel is a large fortification constructed by the Sultan Saladin in 1183 CE, in order to protect the cities of Cairo and Fustat from Crusaders. It took five years to construct, and when completed served ...
Chogha Zanbil Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Chogha Zanbil is the world's best preserved Ziggurat, and one of the few located outside of the Mesopotamia region, instead being found in modern day Iran where it was built by Elamites around 1250 BCE. The Ziggurat is dedicated mainly to the god Inshushi...
Haji Ali Dargah Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Haji Ali Dargah is a Mosque and Tomb built on an islet in the Arabian Sea, off the coast of Mumbai, India. It is connected to the mainland via a narrow causeway, which floods in high tide. Despite this, an average of 80,000 people visit the Mosque every w...
MLK Memorial Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Situated at 1964 Independence Avenue, Washington DC, the Martin Luther King Memorial was constructed in 2011, and inspired by the quote "Out of a Mountain of Despair, a stone of hope", taken from Martin Luther King's famous "I have a dream" speech. It was...
La Maestranza Wonder
Created by Pouakai
La Maestranza is the oldest bullring in Spain, having been completed over a hundred and thirty years ago. It is said to be the most demanding and challenging arena for matadors, as the crowd is very knowledgeable on the subject. Ingame, La Maestranza prov...
Millau Viaduct Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Spanning more than two and a half kilometres across the Valley of the River Tarn, the Millau Viaduct is an engineering marvel. It is the tallest bridge in the world, with a height of over three hundred metres from the top of the tower to the base, which a...
Palm Jumeirah Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Palm Jumeirah is an enormous artificial archipelago located of the Dubai coast. When seen from above, the main trunk and sixteen offshoots form the shape of a palm with a total area of over 25 square kilometres, equivelent of over 800 American Football fi...
Pena National Palace Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Pena National Palace is a large Romanticist palace located on a hill in the Sintra region of Portugal, close enough so that it can be seen on fine days in the capital, Lisbon. It was constructed on the site of a former monastery, which was in turn constru...
Tokyo Sky Tree Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Located near the Sumida river in Central Tokyo, the Tokyo Sky Tree is a 634 metre tall broadcasting and observation tower visible from most of the metropolis. It was built over four years from 2008 to 2012, incorperating several aspects of traditional and...
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Wonder
Created by Pouakai
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is the most famous of the railways featured in the 'Mountain Railways of India' UNESCO World Hertiage site. It was built during the British Raj period of Indian colonisation in order to provide access to the mountain city ...
White Sands Missile Range Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Located in the deserts of New Mexico, the White Sands Missile Range is America's largest military installation at just under 8,300 square kilometres. It has been home to several prolific tests since it became a military site in 1941, including the Trinit...
Chinese New Year Wonder Pack
Created by Pouakai
Gong Xi Fa Cai! As the Year of the Dragon draws to a close, we re-release the Chinese New Year pack from the dawn of the year, on the 23rd of January 2012. The wonder pack features five Chinese wonders - Gulou, a Drum Tower buillt in Beijing by during the...
Buda Castle Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Located on the bank of the Danube river in modern day Budapest, Buda Castle is a site formerly used by several different parties throughout its history, including as a palace and as a defensive castle. It has been destroyed several times since it was firs...
Paro Taktsang Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Located on the side of a Bhutanese cliff, the Paro Taktsang monastery is a monastery built in the 17th century to honor the guru who is credited with the introduction of Buddhism to Bhutan, who is said to have meditated in a cave on the site in the 9th ce...
Mesa Verde Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Mesa Verde is a large Pueblo settlement located in the modern American state of Colorado. It is most famous for the Cliff Palace, the largest known cliff dwelling in North America, but there are several more buildings within the area, including resevoirs ...
Wat Phra Kaew
Created by sukritact
One of the most important Buddhist temples in Thailand, the Wat Phra Kaew is located in the historic center of Bangkok, within the grounds of the Grand Palace; it enshrines the Emerald Buddha, an image of the Buddha meticulously carved from a single block...
Westminster Abbey Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Westminster Abbey is a large church located in the city of Westminster which is in turn within London in the United Kingdom.The site has been home to a religious building for well over a millenium, although construction on the current church was only begu...
London Eye Wonder
Created by Pouakai
The London Eye is a large ferris wheel located on the bank of the Thames River in the centre of London, England. When it opened in March 2000 it was the tallest Ferris Wheel in the world, with a height of 135 metres. This was also the tallest viewing deck...
Songkran Wonder Pack
Created by Pouakai
Across April 13-15, Songkran is celebrated in South East Asian countries, particularily Thailand. Historically it marked the beginning of the Thai New Year, however in recent times this has changed to be January 1 in line with the rest of the world. Songk...
Topkapi Palace Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Overlooking the waters of the Bosphorous, Topkapi Palace is a large complex that served as the palace for the Ottoman sultans during much of their over six-hundred year rule. It acted not only as a palace but also as a walled village of sorts, with all am...
Todai ji Wonder
Created by Pouakai
Todai-ji is a large Buddhist temple located in the Japanese city of Nara. It is most famous for the Giant Buddha Hall, which houses the Daibutsu, the largest Bronze statue in the world. First built during the 7th century, when Nara was the capital of Japa...
Smithsonian Institute
Created by Pouakai
Known the world over as the pinnacle for the field, the Smithsonian institiution is a series of museums and intellectual establishments founded 'for the increase and diffusion of knowledge'. Since then, it has spread to dozens of separate establishments, ...
Arab Spring Wonder Pack
Created by Pouakai
On December 18, 2010, a Tunisian grocer set himself on fire as a one-man protest against police brutality, igniting protests throughout the Arab World. Since this point, Three governmental regiemes have fallen, others have had drastic changes, and others ...
St Mark's Basilica
Created by Pouakai
Located in the centre of Venice and alongside the Doge's Palace, Saint Mark's Basilica (Or Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco) is one of the most opulent churches in Northern Italy, and serves as a prime example of the fusion between Italian and...
Cologne Cathedral
Created by Pouakai
Built atop a Roman temple, the Cologne Cathedral is an enormous Roman Catholic cathedral in Cologne, Germany, and the seat of Cologne's Archbishop. Construction began on the cathedral in 1248, and was left unfinished almost two centuries later, in 1473. W...
Chartres Cathedral
Created by Pouakai
The Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Chartres is a medieval Roman Rite Catholic church in Chartres in France. The building is one of the best examples of French Gothic architecture and is a World Heritage Site. The current cathedral is the the fifth in t...
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haydenhayden011 Jul 24 @ 7:24am 
Could you possibly put all of the BNW-compatible mods into one mod to reduce lag?
Pouakai  [author] Jul 5 @ 11:52am 
Most of them, there are a few that don't work with BNW
MadGod Jul 5 @ 7:20am 
So if i have both Gods and Kings and Brave New World all these wonders should work fine?
Sir Bart Jun 4 @ 6:51am 
Oh, but what about the other wonders? -Just a recomendation
Pouakai  [author] Jun 4 @ 6:17am 
Opera House is already in the game...
Sir Bart Jun 4 @ 3:04am 
forgot the wonders from australia - like the opera house, sydney harbor bridge and others like the twin sisters
Ryou May 22 @ 11:04am 
Hey man, you think you'd consider adding the Völklingen Ironworks as a wonder? They're a UNESCO world heritage site and would make for a wonderful production-based wonder. I'm thinking of adding it around Industrialization and adding something like +3 production for every iron tile worked by the city it was built in? You can read up on it on Wikipedia.
Nubsy Mar 20 @ 10:29pm 
Cool collection, but a single mod that includes all of these wonders would be much, much better than dozens of little mods!
poundjd Mar 12 @ 5:43pm 
Have you thought of compiling all of these wonders into a single mod to help reduce the lag that all of these individual mods cause?
Applejaxc Feb 23 @ 12:48pm 
Does anyone know how balanced this is? It provides alternate strategies to rushing the Great Library, which certainly diversifes gameplay, but the sheer number of "Great Person of Your Choice" has been swarmed in Great Generals to the point that I can reduce other nations to only the city tile.