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Shangri La, Honolulu
(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 private home and passion of Doris Duke well worth the visit by anyone who loves architecture and Islamic art. Even more interesting was learning the role Ms Duke played herself in the planning and...  more »
  • when we got there, in the outside you can't imagine from the setting the beauty that you are about to see inside, not common so much of that culture in Hawaii. Too bad you can't take pictures inside b...  more »
  • It was the best! While in Hawaii, good and touching in historical precious Islamic culture. Japan-language guide was easy to understand.
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • One of the prettiest places to be able to see from the water
  • Incredible a must see have great memories