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Shangri La

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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Ranked #20 of 448 things to do in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Art museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home which includes a...
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Type: Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Art museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home which includes a collection of Islamic artwork.

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Oahu, Hawaii
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

SHangri La the home of Doris Duke, is one of the unique sites in Honolulu and well worth making a reservation through the Honolulu Museum of Art for a visit. For those who cannot pre-arrange a visit, the Museum is have an exhibition on Shangri La for the next few months with many additional events, so it is worth checking... More 

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Melbourne
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We had a week in Honolulu and didn't want to spend much time doing 'touristy' stuff. However, this was on our agenda as a must, and we were both really pleased that we had done it. Shangri La is a stunning place, housing the most amazingly beautiful collection of Islamic art. The tour (which takes about 2 hours) was informative... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

You need to plan for this in advance if you want to see this fabulous house and location with a very nice Islamic art collection. Tour groups are small and you start at the Honolulu Museum of Art and take a shuttle to the property for a 90 minute tour. Beautiful setting and guides are knowledgeable.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The wealthy heiress Doris Duke built this beautiful mansion on the ocean on the other side of Diamondhead. She filled it with the most exquisite Islamic Art. This is a must-see while in Honolulu. Tours leave from and return to the Honolulu Museum of Art, so this is really a twofer: the museum, while small, is very well done and... More 

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Climax, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

For several years we had been hearing about Doris Dukes fabulous house near Diamond Head in Oahu. We have visited her estate Rough Point in Newport, Duke Farms in New Jersey, her house on Fifth Ave in New York (now the Institute of Fine Arts) and read extensively about her life etc. but nothing prepared us for the beauty of... More 

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New Orleans, LA
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Shortly after we began planning our January trip to Hawai'i I read that the bedroom suite at Doris Duke's home, Shangri La was being added to the tour of this amazing home. The home was on my short list of things to see and that news moved it up to Must Do. We were not disappointed. The bus ride to... More 

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Honolulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I've been to Shangri La three times in the last two years and continue to be impressed. Each guide tells slightly different stories, and the tours take somewhat different paths, so you are able to see the same things from different perspectives. I love standing on the lanai to admire the view to the ocean as well. I just wish... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Book a tour of Doris Duke's amazing house on the Windward shore of Oahu. The tours are booked through the Honolulu a Museum of Art and are small and well organized. Amazing tile work and beautiful woodwork, learned a lot. It was much more than I expected. Definitely worth a visit. It is billed as a tour of the Islamic... More 

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Spokane
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This special place is worth making an advance reservation for one its tours. It is unique, educational, beautiful, and has a stunning view of Diamond head and the coast line.

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singapore
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

top tip: please do book for this tour at least two to three months before your intended visit. We made a booking in September for our trip to Hawaii in late November (Thanksgiving period) and they were already sold out of most of the dates. After being to Oahu for 12 times, this is the 1st time we manage to... More 

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