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Lotus, Ho Chi Minh City

25 Dong Khoi Street
District 1
Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: 84 8 824 8977's insider take:

After years of obscurity, Vietnam War–era propaganda posters have become collectibles, thanks to their subtle graphics and dry, meet-the-quota slogans ("More seafood!''). Because of limited technology in North Vietnam, most works were handcolored monotone offset prints or were entirely handpainted. This long, narrow shop features a large collection of battle images and village vignettes. The unframed paintings are priced from $80 to $100; reproductions range from $7 to $18. A few doors up the street, Dogma stocks more irony, selling propaganda-poster reproductions printed on canvas ($25) as well as T-shirts and greeting cards (29A Dong Khoi St.; 84-8-825-6817;

Open daily 9 am to 10 pm.

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