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Vista Chinesa, Rio de Janeiro
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A Chinese-style pavilion nestled within a national forest, Vista Chinesa offers panoramic views of the bay, the city, and the lush jade jungle. The pavilion was built at the very beginning of the 20th century to honor the Chinese immigrants who came to Rio to help the development of tea cultivation. Walk a paved road to the observation point--some 380 m (1,247 ft) above sea level--or hike a jungle trail that begins in a city park near Gávea. On a clear day, you can see the Christ the Redeemer monument in the distance. To visit Vista Chinesa and get the most from your holiday in Rio de Janeiro, create itinerary details personal to you using our Rio de Janeiro trip builder.
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  • Better to take the uber or taxi to the VISTA chinesa. You walk into the Park and you will see several signs on the trail. After some time you will go back in the Woods on a dirt road. After 20 min hike you will see signs indicating entrance and there you will see the road running up the right side. Go along this road, and if you see signs with shoes (painted on trees), as well as the yellow/orange House on your left, you've come to the right place. Just go ahead and through 30 minutes you will find yourself on the main road, on the VISTA chinesa!
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  • The view is beautiful and the location is worth a visit because it really is pretty much for sure be able to make beautiful pictures, however, leaves a little to be desired, so, if possible, go with a guide, alone ever!! Recommend!!
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  • Even though, it's always nice to come back to the Chinese view, at the top of the Tijuca National Park, where it has beautiful panoramic view of the wonderful city. From the Botanical Garden, you get there by car in about 15 minutes. The road is very good. So many cyclists and pedestrians make the climb. On the way, pause to admire two waterfalls. Upstairs, the 380 meters high, the beautiful monument (pagoda) is a tribute to the Chinese people, tea cultivation in Brazil in the early 19th century. But what dazzles even contemplate.
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  • My beloved viewers and my valuble travellers and friends, the Famous Vista Chinesa viewpoint was build between 1902 y 1906. An oriental style pagoda makes reference and honor to the Chineses that brought to Brasil the cultivation of tea in the beginning of the nineteen century. Is an important touristic point of the city, in the Horto region where it reveals a breathtaking landscape of all the south area of the city including the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon
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  • Great view! In weekdays, it's a bit desert, so I don't recommend. But on weekends mornings, there are always many people. If you have spare time and energy, you can get there walking from Jardim Botânico (it's a long walk and up the mountain, but it's nice), but be sure to take water and something to make a snack.
  • Beautiful place where you can see Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Leblon, Ipanema and Rodrigo de Freitas Lake.
  • Fantastic view over Rio. Go for dawn, you'll need a car. Gets really crowded on midday.