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Shangri La, Honolulu

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
Admire the Middle Eastern and Indian architecture of Shangri La, formerly the private home of heiress Doris Duke. Today, the site is known as a center for Islamic arts and culture, and you can see metalwork, mosaics, vases, and textiles in brilliant colors. Inside the house, you'll also see rare artifacts in various temporary exhibits. Stroll the gardens to see a collection of tropical plants, as well as a pool and water terraces that flow into each other on a cliff overlooking the coast. Tours begin and end at the Honolulu Museum of Art and must be reserved in advance. For Shangri La and beyond, use our Honolulu vacation builder to get the most from your Honolulu vacation.
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  • The tour works very smoothly, all you have to know is to book in advance online. They shuttle you from the museum to the house, just a short drive depending on traffic. Then they separate you by langu...  read more »
  • Wanted to go see this Islamic Art museum, but it was closed for 6 weeks beginning late Aug to early October for yearly maintenance. Book through Bishop Museum which will shuttle you here for the tour ...  read more »
  • Beautiful location, and it was like getting an Islamic History 101 class from the tour guide. He did an amazing job explaining what we were seeing and helping to differentiate from the different style...  read more »
  • Amazing place. The tour guides are lovely. The grounds are immaculate. Tours are booked out a few months so plan ahead if you want to go here. Really incredible place.
  • Doris Duke's house on the ocean is amazingly beautiful! Great tour!
  • One of the prettiest places to be able to see from the water
  • An amazing history of a variety of styles of Islamic Art. With the Pacific as a backdrop, this site cannot be missed. The staff at Shangri La are informed and go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and have all your questions asked. There is no photography allowed inside, but you may photograph the grounds outside. Even if you aren't into art or architecture, you would be missing out on a wonderful experience if you don't venture to Shangri La.
  • Over looking the beautiful ocean waters of Diamond Head is just one of the beautiful things in Hawaii
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