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Shangri La

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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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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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Take me back to old hollywood

This is a beautiful relic of old Hawaii, old Hollywood, amazing islamic art. It's like the epicenter of scacred geometry in Honolulu. The house it's self is breathtaking. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful relic of old Hawaii, old Hollywood, amazing islamic art. It's like the epicenter of scacred geometry in Honolulu. The house it's self is breathtaking. The stories of Doris Duke is magical and captivating. When you look out over the water you can almost feel like you are living here. It's beautiful, it's magnificent and it made... More 

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new yorkj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Doris Duke Mansion(heiress to the cigarette dynasty & donor of Duke University) & Honolulu Museum was recommended by a local resident. We did the booking on line. It is only open certain days of week and certain times; limited groups(booking in advance highly recommended). The home is filled with articles that can never be in any home of today:... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rich and famous tobacco heiress Doris Duke loved Islamic art, she built this beautiful Islamic home in the late 1930s, on the best spot in Honolulu overlooking the Pacific Ocean. When you walk in Shangri La, it’s like walking in different world. It’s filled with precious Islamic antiques and art work--- the whole wall, fireplace, ceiling, arch and columns--- Duke... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited Shangri La recently and enjoyed being in this beautiful, amazing home / estate. Formerly owned by tobacco heiress Doris Duke, the public can now visit by booking a tour through the Honolulu Museum of Art. You MUST book a tour, you cannot just stop by the estate and hope they'll let you in. The tour actually starts at the... More 

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SASKATOON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you have a chance - pre book this tour well in advance. The groups are small and space is very limited but boy was this a worthwhile one to take. Doris Duke was amazing - I want to come back as her! Her home was a monument to Islamic art - beautiful. Highly recommend this tour and don't miss... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We didn't know what to expect since since we are not into Islamic art, but thought we would give it a try. The house is a museum in itself and the sheer volume of priceless artifacts is amazing. The owner of the home, Doris Duke (now deceased), was such an interesting person. Hearing her story alone was worth the trip.... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful worthwhile tour. Not to be missed when in Honolulu. Very interesting with a great tour guide.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This former home of Doris Duke has a fantastic display of art incorporated into the design of the home. Most of the rooms are open to the public, and has areas outside with spectacular views of the ocean and gardens. I would suggest making reservations a month in advance; it is very popular.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Doris Duke’s Shangri-La should not be missed. Her estate houses one of the largest collections of Islamic Art in the Western world. We booked our tour online prior to our vacation in Honolulu. (this is a MUST, as the tours sell out very quickly) The tour leaves from the Honolulu Arts Centre which is a short cab or bus ride... More 

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Modesto, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the Hawaii home of heiress Doris Duke. She left a great collection of Muslim art which is throughout the house. Requires advance reservations and a shuttle ride from the Honolulu Museum of Art, which is included in the Shangra La tour.

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