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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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  • Great view, worth the drive up if you have your own car or our in a tour group Fun fact- the dragons heads are facing the wrong way  more »
  • A different piece of architechture, good history behind the spot and one of the most beautiful views in Rio. It gets quite busy, but still one of the lesser visited spots by tourists with more locals ...  more »
  • We've visited with a friend and even with the rain and without the view it was funny. There is a place to park the car near the gazebo.  more »
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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