Chinese View
Chinese View
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About
Vista chinesa é um mirante famoso no Rio de Janeiro, localizado no Parque Nacional da Tijuca. Oferece uma das vistas mais espetaculares da cidade, com um panorama que abrange desde a Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas até o vasto Oceano Atlântico, passando pelas praias de Ipanema e Leblon, e tendo ao fundo o imponente Morro Dois Irmãos. A arquitetura do mirante é uma homenagem à influência chinesa, apresentando elementos típicos como um pavilhão de estilo oriental. O local é acessível por uma estrada sinuosa pela floresta, proporcionando uma experiência única de conexão com a natureza em meio à agitação da cidade. Ideal para fotografias, contemplação e um momento de paz, a Vista Chinesa é um destino imperdível para turistas e moradores do Rio.
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Damien H
Melbourne, Australia119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Probably closer to a 5.5 if you could rate it like that
Simple yet stunning is how I'd describe it. It's a lookout on a road high in the mountains, as a celebration to the Chinese workers who helped build the mountain side roads, sounds very simple yet the views are worth the trip up there.
A great opportunity to get some postcard (do they still make postcards) quality photos and selfies with the city of Rio to the ocean in the background
Written January 29, 2020
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RKSR59
Rio de Janeiro, RJ93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
Not exactly an easy place to find, the Vista Chinesa is a Chinese styled construction in the middle of the rain forest surrounding Rio de Janeiro. You can either drive up there for a formidable view of the city below, or you can face the challenge to ride a bicycle all the way up. The drop in temperature and the smell of vegetation is an overwhelming experience. It should be done at least once, for the sheer experience.
Written January 30, 2015
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retaxus
Stoneham, MA227 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
This was the last stop on our tour of Rio and really wrapped up the beauty of this city. Christ the Redeemer actually was visible from their after spending all day playing peekaboo. It was great to see it, Sugar Loaf Mountain and the beaches from here.
Written January 27, 2015
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Lu_Rio
Rio de Janeiro, RJ134 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Solo
Even tho' the place is amazing and the view is breathtaking, please be aware it is dangerous, and that's the reason why it is always peaceful and with few - or none - tourists.
The road to get there is really beautiful, but as a local, I'd recommend you not to go. It's not worthy running the risk of getting robbed for a similar view you get from Corcovado (Christ The Redeemer).
Hold your breath to good things in Rio, avoid dangerous spots, and this is definitely one of them.
Written January 31, 2014
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,610 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
This place was very peaceful and not crowded at all. We had spectacular views of Rio, Copacabana, Christ the Redeemer, and of Sugar Loaf. Definitely worth the stop!
Written February 14, 2019
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Tomas G
Rio de Janeiro, RJ24 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Friends
The easiest access to Vista Chinesa is made through Botanical Gardens Neighborhood, either by taking the 409/416 bus which passes through most of Zona Sul coming from Saes Pena through Lapa, or the 125 bus from Ipanema, but they both go only 1/3 of the way up, the rest you have to either walk or take a taxi. If you decide to walk, it is all uphill, but you can also stop along the way at a beautifull waterfall which is only 5-10min off the road.

Once you get up there the view is amazing, worth the effort!

I Do Not Recommend at night, there are police cars during the day, but at night it is an isolated spot with many different access points, many of which pass through dangerous areas. You can stay until nightfall while the police is there, but I recommend heading down while they are still up there.
Written June 4, 2013
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Bogi Szövetes
Rome, Italy6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
The most beautiful place to see Rio! Go and see it in person! Sunrise and sunset is the best time to visit!
Written February 17, 2020
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lillycore
Sunshine Coast, Australia94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
Came here on the Jeep tours. A lot of cyclists come here and the toad is very winding so I wouldn’t walk. Once you get there the view is fantastic and monkeys are there. Some people give them biscuits, but don’t feed them. They are not at all aggressive from a safe distance and don’t steal phones and bags like bali monkeys.
Written August 5, 2018
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tomG3745TD
Stockholm, Sweden13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Business
I´ve beenon this top many times and it offers a spectacular view of Rio. Five times times I have tried to cycle up the hill - but never succeeded. It´s too steep for me. You have to be very fit to manage and have a good bike with easy gears and good brakes.
Written February 21, 2017
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Yasminvant
Windhoek, Namibia81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
As you can read in the many reviews, you can indeed take an uber or taxi to the vista chinesa. We decided to hike. We took an uber until parque da cidade in gavea (estrada santa marinha). You enter the park and will see several signs to trilha. After a while you arrive more in the woods on a dirt road. After 20 min hiking on that dirtroad you will see signs with proibada entrada and there you will see a road going up on your right. Take this road and if you see signs with a shoe (painted on the trees) as well as a yellow/ orange house to your left you are correct. Just continue and after 30 min you will arrive on the main road at the vista chinesa!
Written November 27, 2016
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