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Shangri La is a museum for learning about the global cultures of Islamic art and design through exhibitions, digital and educational initiatives, public tours and programs, and community partnerships.
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4055 Papu Cir, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-4850
+1 808-734-1941
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a tour of Shangri La via the Honolulu Museum. The first impression is of a palace and that remains after an extensive tour led by a most knowledgeable guide. Stunning Islamic art from the whole world collected by Doris Duke over decades. A...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 322suthers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish this could be a glowing review, but it just isn't. We felt the tour (which was a bit pricey) was actually a bit long. Too much information about the art in the home (which was very beautiful and interesting, the information was just...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank eaj55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely gorgeous home on the water in Honolulu that is filled with Islamic art that Doris Duke collected over a number of years. The tour guide was very knowledgeable both about Islamic art, the pieces in the house, and Doris Duke. The tour was paced...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jhdive1
Reviewed July 7, 2019

A great location on the slopes of Diamond Head, but the collection frankly seems out of place in the middle of the Pacific Ocean amidst million dollar homes. Woudl not be at the top of my list unless you are focused on seeing specific works...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank DanaLosAngeles
Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

Hopefully the correct posting. A fabulous excursion via the Honolulu Museum of Art to visit the Estate of Islamic relics and art she collected. If you can lame it to El Hambra in Spain this will be your next best option - no kidding. It...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

The tour of this gorgeous home starts and ends at the Honolulu Museum of Art. The comfortable shuttle bus ride is about 15 minutes long. Reservations are required, we booked about two weeks in advance and prepaid by credit card. Guided tours in groups of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 1, 2019

This has been on my list for many years and I am so glad I was able to book in advance and make this pilgrimage. It did not disappoint visually. I loved it. The docent was lovely and very knowledgeable about the pieces in the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank NYCDesign78
Reviewed June 1, 2019

The first thing to know is that the only way you can visit is via a pre-booked tour which leaves via shuttle bus from the Honolulu Museum of Art. You cannot walk up to Shangri-la as it's behind a locked gate in a residential area....More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Robyn2000
Reviewed May 30, 2019

Wonderful tour. One of my friends said it was the best tour she's been on - and she's been on quite a few. It is such a treasure that the Doris Duke left Hawaii.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank HawaiiJmc
Reviewed May 20, 2019

What a beautiful collection of art and culture. The story of Doris Duke and the home she created on Oahu is amazing. Unbelievable look outs. The tour guides were engaging. A MUST SEE!!!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Tomo I
July 2, 2019|
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Response from Melbfamof4 | Reviewed this property |
No that I am aware
June 10, 2018|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
The renovations do not impact on the tour at all. The only area that is being renovated is the pool area. But the tour is absolutely worth it. Please go.
Chad G
June 10, 2017|
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Response from freedom06 | Reviewed this property |
Although locals do swim in front of there, access is not from the Shangrila property and ticket holders are brought to the location by bus and given a tour of the house and garden.