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“what a pleasant visit!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shangri La

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 #7 of 120 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Owner description: Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home which includes a collection of Islamic artwork.
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 attraction reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“what a pleasant visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

have heard about the Shangri-la for years but never visited until last month when parents were visiting from out of town. What a gem of a living museum. Try to take the 1st morning tour as it gets warm in the afternoon. Note that your admission includes entry into the Honolulu Museum of Arts the same day. Well worth it! Suggest U have lunch at the nice museum cafe before or after your tour. Enjoy!

Visited June 2013
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“Who would have thought ... A really good excursion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I went going in thinking "what do I care about some house from a lady of yesterday-year", but boy was I wrong. I got roped into going and I'm man enough to admit this mistaken thinking. It was fascinating, intriguing, and beautiful. Definitely recommend this place. Yes, reservations are an absolute.

Visited May 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“doris duke estate”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I enjoyed the tour. It was pretty warm inside though..
only downside..
enjoyed seeing the inside of her home and all her beautiful
artwork. I felt her spirit inside for sure.. a lamp even flickered
so I know she was around us.. pretty cool!

Visited May 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Location Perfect; Enter a Simple Doorway to Another World!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

On arrival at Shangri La it is a simple gate, driveway and entrance. Once inside a new world opens up to Doris Duke's life from 1940's until she died in her 90's. The house looks out through a glass wall to the Pacific. A must see.

Visited May 2013
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“Inconvenient meeting point.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Where you meet is close to town. The museum doesn't open until 10. No one would tell us where the pick-up was. We walked all around looking in the heat. It would be helpful if they marked the pick-up site. ShangriLa itself is very dark and there is no breeze. The art work is magnificent, but the actual experience was not pleasurable to us.

Visited May 2013
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