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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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Stunning property and excellent tour

The tour has to be booked in advance through the museum, but it is worth it. The property is stunning and has an interesting history. If you get the right guide, it can be a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Yvonne N
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tour has to be booked in advance through the museum, but it is worth it. The property is stunning and has an interesting history. If you get the right guide, it can be a superb experience learning about Moorish art and architecture.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This interesting home tour takes you inside one of the private estates of a wealthy philanthropist. Situated in a posh oceanfront residential neighborhood in Kahala, the estate is styled with many middle eastern artifacts and architectural features. Tours begin and end at the Honolulu Museum of Arts which has a very nice cafe where you can make reservations for lunch.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tours of Shangri La only run certain days of the week, and they often book up in advance, so coming here takes a bit of advance planning but it is worth it! My tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the building itself, in addition to the artifacts and artwork displayed throughout the house. Shangri La is a... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was born and raised in Honolulu and returned for my 50th Punahou reunion. My wife booked us on this tour of Doris Duke's mansion on Kahala Avenue. I must have jogged past this house a thousand times. The tour is well done, and the story of the world's richest woman, and her lifetime love affair with Islamic art is... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shangri La is just exquisite. The home with its picturesque setting, beautiful design and Moroccan features was way ahead of its time. If you're in the Honolulu area, by all means take the time to go and experience this beautiful home.

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Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shangri La tour was very informative; got to see beautiful tilework, wooden screens, marble doors and other Islamic artwork inspired by the Mughal Gardens in India, and from Morocco, Egypt, Isfahan (Iran), Turkey, Moorish Spain, etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great historical sketch of a notorious heiress punctuated with the beauty of Shangri La and its idyllic location

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Ukiah, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go to the Honolulu Museum of Art and purchase tickets to go up to this house behind a locked gate. A little van takes so many people up there and you go on a tour with a docent and they share the history. The views are incredible and the place is exquisite. Definitely, put it on your things to do... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Before this trip to the islands, two friends recommended that I visit Shangri La and were surprised that I had never done so in the past. The Honolulu Museum of Art provides four tours a day, Wednesday through Saturday. However, since the groups are small, they fill up fast. It is good to select a date and purchase your tickets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

The home of Doris Duke is exquisite. Every room is an absolute piece of art and just mind blowing. Matt our guide was extremely knowledgeable and explained the story of Doris' life and how she came to create such an exquisite home - full of beautiful Islamic architecture and art. It is one of the most amazing tours I have... More 

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