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Address: Tours arranged through Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
Phone Number: +1 808-532-3853
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Description: Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home...
Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home which includes a collection of Islamic artwork.
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Well worth the effort to book in advance

Shangri La was built by Doris Duke to house her superb collection of Islamic art. The tours are run by the Honolulu Museum of Art and need to be booked in advance as they are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Shangri La was built by Doris Duke to house her superb collection of Islamic art. The tours are run by the Honolulu Museum of Art and need to be booked in advance as they are limited in size . If you appreciate art and architecture, or are curious about Doris Duke's lifestyle, this tour is a must.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It's definitely worth the trip, the collection is second to none and the view from the lanai is just spectacular.

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Oahu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Doris Duke spent her life perfecting this estate near Diamond Head. Deceptively simple white buildings provide the perfect backdrop for mosaics, tile, glass and jewelry. Incredible landscape design on the cliff overlooking the big blue Pacific is accented by fountains and a full size olympic pool. The 90 minute tour will leave you wanting to come back for more. Make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very affordable. You meet the tour at the Honolulu Art Museum. The tour of Shangri-La includes a day at the museum. They bus you over to Shangri-La. This tour is worth the money just to stand on Doris Duke's lawn and see her view of the beach and Diamond Head. You see very little of her house. What you do... More 

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Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This tour of Doris Duke's estate is arranged thru the Honolulu Museum and they take you by shuttle to the estate. Well organized and knowledgeable guides, fascinating history and tidbits about Doris herself and amazing views. Well worth the visit.

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Seal Rock, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The unique home and beautiful gardens overlook the ocean. The guides are very knowledgeable and you get to see a lot of the rooms in the house. It's a chance to see how the idle rich indulge their passions. The only downside is that you have to go to the museum and then get on the bus to go to... More 

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Honolulu
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When one of the richest young women in the world happened upon this spot back in the 1930s Honolulu was just a sleepy little town. Set on a point above the Pacific, ShangriLa is the creation of the legendary Doris Duke. Made up of a series of modernist boxes to which she affixed the art treasures she gathered from across... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Its taken me three visits to get here but well worth it, read about the life of Doris Duke before you go and remember this is just her Hawaiian beach shack. What you can achieve with obscene wealth

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I WANT TO LIVE HERE was the first thing I thought when i got off the bus. The guides were so knowledgeable and I felt like I got to know a bit more about Doris and her motivations. I wish we could have taken photos inside because my descriptions do not do it justice.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Finally, after ordering the museum book year ago and enjoying that and seeing the NYC small traveling exhibit, I finally made it to the real thing! To arrive at the home and make the dramatic entrance into this fabulous space and see the flow of the rooms and the exquistite treasures and decor was the highlight of the Oahu part... More 

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