Kimilsungia Kimjongilia Exhibition
김일성화 김정일화 전시회 (金日成花 金正日花 展示會)
Kimilsungia is a tropical orchid strain named after North Korea’s first leader Kim Il Sung. Kimjongilia is a begonia strain named after Kim Il Sung’s son and second leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Il. Around the times of their birthdays it is possible to visit an exhibition hall on the banks of the Taedong River to see elaborate Kimilsungia and Kimjongilia floral displays.
The green thumbed out there can purchase Kimilsungia and Kimjongilia seeds for their gardens here.
Best times to visit
The Kimilsungia exhibition can be seen around Kim Il Sung’s birthday, also known as the “Festival of the Sun” (태양절; 太陽節), on the 15th of April. The Kimjongilia exhibition can be seen around Kim Jong Il’s birthday, the “Festival of the Shining Star” (광명성절; 光明星節), on February the 16th.
Opened in April 2002.
- A three storey building with a glass ceiling. Adjusts the humidity and temperature, and is equipped with fountains to best grow the flowers.
Wikipedia article on Kimilsungia:
Wikipedia article on Kimjongilia: