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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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  • The best view of the South Zone of rio de Janeiro. Whenever I raise the Tijuca forest by Dona Castorina Street, the Chinese view is an obligatory stop for photos on the South side of the river or simply be able to observe both Christ as the bread of sugar, in addition to the Rodrigo de Freitas and the neighborhoods that surround.
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  • Beautiful gazebo in the middle of the mountains of rio. View of the South side of the city, such as the lagoon and the sea. Is within the area of the tijuca forest and from there you can access other attractions of the forest!
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  • The way the view is very beautiful. For those who like waterfall, there is a well in early to shower. All that's missing is some place to eat/drink.
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  • I'd say it is, after Corcovado and the Sugar Loaf, the best view you can get in Rio without having to hike up a mountain. Great final stop if you are on a good bike too (and don't care about cycling uphills, of course). One way or another, definitely worth the visit
  • One of the best views of Rio de Janeiro- easy to get to, no paying for there view.
  • Magic place wonderfull view
  • 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
  • Nice view and not so much people. Curious monkeys!