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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  • Chinese view is very beautiful! Too bad that nowadays with the violence that has engulfed the RJ, became one of the tourist attractions more dangerous, having a lot of rounds.
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  • Place with ocean view, which can be accessed by car, bike and even on foot. A lot of nature, but it's always good to check the Security item as it is very visited by thugs
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  • Wonderful place, wonderful view. Like every place we have to be careful but we must not fail to enjoy every minute in this place. The will not go away. There's also the Emperor's table with a trail. Impossible not to take a picture. With family, friends or even alone. All good!
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • A nice stop to view all of metropolitan Rio!
  • One of the best views of Rio de Janeiro- easy to get to, no paying for there 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

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