Pinyin: Hóng shān kǒu
English: Flood mountain pass
Coordinates: 40°20'59"N 118°5'16"E
This section of the Wall is in Zunhua, about 40 kilometers away from the bus station. Minibuses leave from the bus station and arrive in Hongshankou village (close to the Great Wall) for 9 kuai; instead, I lucked out and took a taxi for 50 kuai one-way but perhaps 60 or 70 kuai is more common.
Originally, I came here for the Great Wall Hunting Grounds (长城狩猎场), a tourist attraction with a gun range. As it turns out, the government took away the guns (perhaps rightfully so, with the Great Wall right behind the shooting range...wouldn't be surprised if someone got shoot before). What's left to do is climb the Great Wall (free of charge), which was good enough for me.
This guard tower is not connected to the Wall.
100% original Ming dynasty tower.
Finally going up.