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Shangri La, Honolulu

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#6 of 16 in Historic Sites in Honolulu
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Shangri La and many more Honolulu attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Honolulu trip website .
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  • Formerly the summer home of American heiress Doris Duke, this mansion overlooking the Pacific hosts the second largest collection of islamic art in the US, only surpassed by the Met, and ahead of the ...  more »
  • This definitely makes it into my list of favorite site tours ever, and such a surprising find in the middle of Honolulu! If you're a fan of Islamic art, interior design, estates, or simply curious abo...  more »
  • .... I would..... We booked tickets off a recommendation from friends having never heard about this place before. We were a bit sceptical, with little previous knowledge of Islamic art or Doris Duke b...  more »

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