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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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  • Is simply one of the best views I've ever had the pleasure of watching! I went up cycling with a group of friends, we went to the Christ leaving the Chinese view. All very special! Exciting!!!
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  • It's a beautiful view of the city that has the viewpoint, is an excellent backdrop for pictures, above, has the Emperor's table, which also has a beautiful view and have the monkeys.
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  • This is by far the best place to see the city and beaches below! The views are fantastic! We would highly recommend everyone to go to this vista 
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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.