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Shangri La, Honolulu

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#6 of 16 in Historic Sites in Honolulu
Architectural Building Art Museum
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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  • We booked a 10:30 a.m. tour online. We started at the Honolulu Art Museum, after which a van took us to the site. Normally you're not allowed to take pictures, but for some reason our particular group...  more »
  • This has to be the best tourist attraction in Hawaii. So much history. Beautiful architecture. Amazing art. Great museum but the mosaics around the walls are a must. Then the view to the ocean really ...  more »
  • For years I have wanted to visit Shangri La to behold the vast impressive collection of Islamic art and design. Shangri La did not, nor could it ever disappoint. It is breathtaking, and the design of ...  more »

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