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. Put Vista Chinesa into our Rio de Janeiro trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Great place to see an overview and wide. of Rio de Janeiro. The only negative thing is about security. Unfortunately the Rio de Janeiro does not live a very good about it.
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  • The view is amazing and the place itself is fantastic! A good place to appreciate different landmarks in Rio and to get in touch with the nature! If you have the opportunity to go, just GO!  more »
  • This has got to be one of the best spots in Rio for pictures you get 180 degrees of Rio in the frame Christ the redeemer sugarloaf the beach’s it’s well worth coming up here  more »
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  • There are some gorgeous trails and viewpoints all along the road and this is one of them. Take about half a day to go around all of them, you can spend more time if you want to do the many trails available. The forest area and greenery are worth visiting and the security staff at the gates are very helpful. Keep some water with you as it can get hot and humid in the trail areas depending on when you go. It is also great for biking if you are up for it. There are no rentals available at the spot, so you will have to arrange for these beforehand elsewhere.
  • Probably the best overall view of Rio one can get. Off the beaten track (caution is advised!), reachable by own vehicle only
  • Truely one of the most beautiful sights I have seen
  • Great view but make sure to come when skies are clear. Went In the evening and it was a bit hazy and hard to get the camera to focus or see as much we would of liked. Worth the long drive as no busses travel there.
  • A gentle hike up the road with a magnificent view
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