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Enjoy a Dreamlike Atmosphere Created by Birches, Poppies, and Cornflowers in Namyangju Hangang Park Sampae District (Sampae Park)

WriterAdministratorDate12/10/2019

If you go towards Namyangju from Guri Hangang Park where the Mustard Flower Festival and Cosmos Festival are held every spring and fall, you will come across the Namyangju Hangang Park Sampae District.
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If you go towards Namyangju from Guri Hangang Park where the Mustard Flower Festival and Cosmos Festival are held every spring and fall, you will come across the Namyangju Hangang Park Sampae District.
(Local residents call the area Sampae Park.)
Although the park is not large, it has beautiful poppy fields. The park is not widely known, but people who know the park love it.

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After parking in Parking Lot 2 of the Namyangju Hangang Park Sampae District, I walked toward the birch trees in the distance. As you can see in the photo above, a beautiful view was spread out in front of me.
This place is getting popular for its wonderful S-shaped trail among people who like taking scenery photos.

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A birch forest suddenly appeared in front of me. The forest was not big, but was pretty dense. Wow, I didn't know there was such an amazing forest here.

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A lot of birch trees are planted for landscaping because of their white bark. They are also commonly used as roadside trees. (All of the roadside trees are birches in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do.)
Since birches grow well in colder regions, a lot of them are planted in central Korea (Seoul capital area). Another merit is that they grow fast.
Although the birches in Sampae District are still young, they will grow fast and form a dense forest in just a few years.

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You can take the best flower photos with poppies in June.
Drug use is emerging as a social issue these days, so it is prohibited to cultivate opium poppies that can be used as drug ingredients. The opium poppies that you generally see are an improved variety for gardening.
If the poppies have thin and long fruits, hairy stems, and smooth flowers, they are for gardening.

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Mixed planting refers to the combination of two or more crops in one area. Poppies and cornflowers are a good combination for mixed planting.

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The colors of opium poppies are diverse, including ivory, pink, and magenta. Cornflowers also come in various colors such as white, plum, blue, and purple. For a color contrast, my favorite is magenta opium poppies with lavender gray cornflowers.

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Cornflowers were not used just for mixed planting in the Sampae District.

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You can find a field of only cornflowers, creating a dreamlike atmosphere with its own blue color.

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You can see a combination of annual fleabane and cornflowers.

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You can also see a combination of golden wave tickseed and cornflowers.
The poppy fields are a great place for photography or a picnic since you can enjoy the beautiful view with a variety of combinations of poppies, cornflowers, annual fleabane, and golden wave tickseed. It is a great place to take pictures with kids or couples as well as flowers.
If you visit the Sampae District on weekdays, you can take photos in a quiet atmosphere without being disturbed by anyone.
The trail is smooth and clean, so it is good for using a stroller. Or you can ride a bike while enjoying the breeze from the river.

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You can also see the harmony between the river and the flowers. There are not many places that offer such a view.

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You can see a view like this in the Sampae District.
I could take a picture of the flowers, the Hangang River, and the apartment complexes in Hanam Misa across the river all in one shot.
There were many people working out or enjoying a stroll. They looked carefree.

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The photo above shows the view of the Namyangju Hangang Park Sampae District in June.
Birches, poppies, and cornflowers.

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Go to Sampae Park to take the best photos ever.
Just enter "184-1, Gosan-ro, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do" in your GPS.