Kim Jong-il on Display at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang, North Korea

In line with a communist tradition established after the death of Vladimir Lenin, founder of the Soviet Union and influential Marxist philosopher, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea will place Dear Leader Kim Jong-il’s embalmed figure on display alongside that of his father, Eternal President Kim Il-sung.


It is unknown if the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun will ever be open to tourists like the mausoleum of Lenin in Red Square or that of Mao in Tiananmen Square. The massive structure, Kim Il-sung’s former personal palace in Pyongyang, reportedly cost a billion dollars to construct.


[Yahoo New Zealand]