This post is for the crafty folks in town. A friend of mine recently asked if there is a big craft store in Cheonan so I went and searched for one. This is what I found.
Jimoonsa, a little bit similar to big box stores for school, home, office, arts, and crafts supplies. There are two branches in Cheonan: Dujeong Branch near Dujeong Station and Building Branch near the KTX Cheonan-Asan Station. While these might not beat the ones in Seoul, they are a good alternative to the typical mazes that you would usually find in a regular stationery store in your Korean neighborhood. This is bigger, spacious, and with more variety of supplies available. We want to give the how-to-get-there part right away to save you time. But if you want to get an idea of what you can find there, scroll down at the end and drool if you may. (That is the crafter inside talking!)
1. Jimoonsa Buldang Branch
천안시 서북구 불당 34길 3-18
Hours: 10AM-8PM Everyday
How to get there:
By bus: From KTX Exit #3 (17 minutes from the bus loading area)
Take Bus #90 and get off at the third stop, Hoban.
Then cross the street and walk up to the corner on your left.
Turn right, and go half that block until you find Paris Baguette across the street.
Jimoonsa building is the one just behind it.
On foot: 25 minutes
Take Exit 2 from the Cheonan-Asan KTX and head to the EMart Traders at the corner.
With Y City and Lotte Mart across on the right, cross the street to Emart 24 (yes, Emart is everywhere in this area.)
Keep walking going past that building, a GS gas station, Galleria Department Store (big corner street again), and Hoban Summit apartment complex (across) until you get to the corner, NH Bank.
Turn left at NH Bank. Go for 2 blocks more, and turn right.
Keep going this block, passing by a dumpling store in between two convenience stores (GS25 & CU^^) until you reach Paris Baguette.