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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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  • It's a beautiful place, the view is amazing. Good even to do a meditation. The access that is not that simple.
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  • Great place to enjoy the view and enjoy the wonderful urban planted forest in the heart of Rio. Right next to the Chinese view there is a trail of 1600 meters in the middle of the Woods very suitable for beginners. The trail is well cleaned and ends at the Emperor's Table. If you like to enjoy the nature, be sure to do this little adventure. It's safe and takes 1 90 minutes to go back and forth to the point of beginning. If you prefer, you can go back by asphalt road.
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  • We were in sight on a beautiful sunny day it was possible to see the major sights. Parking is easy.
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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
  • My Friends have BEAUTIFUL Property near BY Here. I am having the best time with wonderful PEOPLE.
  • 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.