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“Such a Beautiful Home” 5 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 #10 of 155 attractions in Honolulu
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Art Museums
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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.
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“Such a Beautiful Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

You have to plan ahead for this tour and go with a group. Tickets are available at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. You ride via bus to Doris Duke's former home. It is beautiful! After the tour I believe you are free to go back to the museum and look at the art.

Visited March 2013
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“Doris Duke's Shangri La - Worth the wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This was the finest stop on our trip. We assembled at the Honolulu Museum of Art and road a shuttle van to Shangri La and were split into 2 smaller groups. The tour guide (Barbara) was quite well informed and freely shared many of the details of the home for us. The views were awesome and we got to see everything from there. If you can only visit one place while in Honolulu this is it.

Visited July 2013
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Maui, Hawaii
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“3rd time I have gone.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Good value.
Great half day tour. Each docent tour guide made it so interesting. Amazing that she was about 22 years when she started building .
Would go again.

Visited October 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“islamic art in a Hawaiian setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Beautiful views of the ocean seen from a villa full of Islamic art. Not to be missed. You must book ahead and do so from the online site of the Honolulu Museum of Art.

Visited July 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“What an architectural gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We went to visit Doris Duke's Shangri La through the Honolulu museum of art arrangement. You can make reservation and buy tickets through the museum web site. The tour guide we had was very friendly, knowledgeable, and detailed. We learned a lot about the life and dedication of Ms. Duke. The site is so lovely. It is by the ocean in the Diamond Head area. The house is splendid Islamic style. We felt like we were invited for a visit by Ms. Duke herself. Thank you to all the volunteers and staff who keep up this place so well.

Visited May 2013
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