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Shangri La, Honolulu

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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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TripAdvisor
  • An incredible collection of Islamic Art housed in a beautiful, livable house. The site is gorgeous, the house provides a welcome relief from the sun, and the house is amazingly peaceful. The art is ar...  more »
  • Have been to Honolulu a number of times, but first time visiting Doris Duke's home/museum. Was really impressed with the house, artifacts and excellent tour guide, Van.  more »
  • This is an awesome tour that is well run and very informative. The home itself is a work of art and should be seen. We will do it again as there is so much to absorb and enjoy. Welll done Honolulu Mus...  more »
Google
  • 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