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Drum Tower East Street – Video Games Street

Located in the east side of axis of Old Beijing City, Drum Tower is rented as a historical place exhibiting old Beijing cultural appearance. Measuring over 1,000 meters long, this street has developed into a video street gathering various electronic games and anime stores. The prosperity of Drum Tower could be traced back to about 1980. At that time, the famous ''Recreational Machines'', ''Super Mario'' and ''Contra'' were getting more and more popular in this street. Gradually some newly appeared game stores and games card stores appeared here luring loads of tourists and game fans. According to the personage inside, tourists loving the games has reached over 1 million. Only this street, every year, the turnover will surprisingly reached beyond ten million yuan.

Experience Review:
Walking on this street, tourists could not only taste the ancient atmosphere from the local old buildings but also the fashionable atmosphere from the gathering Video Games here. Numerous stores ranking from south to north, some of them sold the traditional games software and some of them sold the Manual Model. You would always see the customers for trading.
Dining Options near Drum Tower Street:
Baguo Clothes, Brother Sichuan Cuisine, Jiahe Porridge
Nearby Points of Interests:
Nanluoguxiang, Baochao Hutong
West from drum tower, east to the Jiaodaokou
How to Get There?
Take the public bus No. 107, 124, 635, 104 and get off at the Jiaodaokou
Practical Tips:
Opening time of the street store is always late until the 9:00am. The closing time also is late. There established parking lot along this street. However, during the weekend days, the parking sites will become very busy.

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