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Shangri La

Tours arranged through Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
+1 808-532-3853
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Ranked #6 of 157 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Art Museums
Description: Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home which includes a collection of Islamic artwork.
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This home turned museum is so interesting. The artwork and architecture is amazing, along with the history behind it. The views from the house are gorgeous. Our docent, Susan, was really knowledgeable. This was our second time there, and we see and learn something new every time.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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70 reviews 70 reviews
6 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Especially if this is not your first visit to Honolulu - and you have seen the 'usual' attractions - you really should put this on your list. There is an element of planning ahead as they only take a small number for each tour, which has 2 or 3 time slots, Weds-Saturday. Once booked it is non refundable - the... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Research Doris Duke and then go along its very interesting and the art in this house is like nothing you would have ever seen its just amazing

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

You have to reserve in advance and take a shuttle from the main art museum do make sure to plan accordingly. This museum is one if the best collections of Islamic art I have seen in the US. It takes about an hour and a half to tour, and you can only do it with a guide. Truly spectacular. I... More

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Tuscaloosa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The visit to Shangri La was an interesting experience for exhibiting a particular time in history and how the wealthy were able to live but most of all for the wonderful Islamic art that was collected by Doris Duke. The home is located on an exquisite beach property and the fact that it is located in a living neighborhood also... More

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Fishing Point, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Visiting Shangri Lake was a small time seeming to live the life of the rich and famous . This was the home of the tobacco heiress Doris Duke and her home was perched on top of the hill overlooking diamond head. One room had a glass wall that lifted up to expose the outdoor trade winds and the view out... More

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Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My travel partner is an art lover and she wanted to visit this place. It is a beautiful house, packed with Islamic art works mainly from South Asia. Doris Duke, who had the house built and owned it, was the heir of the Duke fortune (such as in Duke Tobacco, Duke Power, and Duke University). She spared no expense. My... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had heard friends talking about Shangri La for years and never found time to visit until now - and so glad I did. My wife, two teenage boys and I all found something to like about this gem hidden in Hawaii Kai. From the beautiful garden, to the amazing architecture and collection of Islamic art, this is a rare... More

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New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Shangri La is very good value and a fantastic place if you like history / art. All up it's about half day. We did the 9:00am and walked to Cafe Julia at the YWCA for Lunch after.. Also Fantastic !!

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great tour. Took bus #2 from the Hilton to the Honolulu museum of Art, where the tour left from there. Enjoyed the native experience. The entire Shangri La experience was wonderful. Beautiful gardens, my tour guide, Barbara was knowledgeable and had a sense of humor. We could sit during the tour at several turns, which was a surprise and refreshing.... More

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