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Chongqing's charms

More than just a manic industrial city, Chongqing's northern natural wonders, fiery cuisine and sleepy ancient towns make it an underrated weekend destination. By Debbie Yong
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 06:00

THE pagodas atop Jin Yun mountain try their best to motivate visitors. Placards along the ascent beckon: "200 more steps to the summit". Our local guide boasts of the view, up top, over tranquil Bei Bei, a district north of Chongqing, while retiree residents from the 12-million-population city