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Shangri La

4055 Papu Cir, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-4850
+1 808-734-1941
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Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home which includes a collection of Islamic artwork.
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4055 Papu Cir, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-4850
+1 808-734-1941
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A marvelous look at the blending of Islamic art and architecture. The docents are very good and certainly know the history of Doris Duke's life and work in building/furnishing this house and property. The views along the coast are also spectacular. The tour is well...More

Thank glyntor
Reviewed 3 days ago

As we've been visiting Hawai'i for more than 30 years now we weren't anticipating new thrills, but this astonishing venue qualifies as an absolute revelation, exceptional in every way. Do your due diligence, reserve spots via the Honolulu Museum of Art (the only method of...More

Thank SeattleDSpar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought our out of town guest there, and we and they were blown away at all the items in the estate. What a collector Doris Duke was indeed.

1  Thank Gloria M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a mind boggling peek at a marvel of architecture and Islamic art, tile, and style. What Doris Duke achieved in this labor of love and attention could not be replicated today. It is a bounty of both beauty and artifacts and collectibles. If...More

1  Thank vashonsialnd
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the largest collection of Islamic art and architecture to have survived the war torn Middle East .

1  Thank Maurice T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Better than any beach, Shangri-La is the best reason to visit Oahu. The story behind the oceanfront estate is as fascinating as the home itself. And the home is a work of art befitting the exquisite Islamic treasures it holds. (More are on display at...More

1  Thank Norman L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the tour we had a family who lived in Honolulu, about 1 mile from the house, they had never visited before and were just as taken buy the house, grounds (5 acres on the coast) and the eclectic collections that Doris Duke included in...More

Thank Diadema11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in 1937 as the Honolulu home of American heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke (1912-1993) and opened to the public as a museum in 2002, Shangri La was inspired by Duke’s extensive travels throughout North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia and reflects architectural...More

2  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's necessary to make a reservation because it's possible to visit this house only with a guided tour (starting from the Honolulu Museum of Art). The house was owned by a rich american woman who was interested in oriental art and so there are a...More

Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You WILL need to reserve in advance (perhaps at least 3 weeks in advance, depening how much flexibility you have in your schedule--assuming you aren't a fellow local). It's not cheap, but it is interesting enough, and the guides are solid that coming to Shangri-la...More

1  Thank orestrike
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Chad G
10 June 2017|
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Response from freedom06 | Reviewed this property |
Although locals do swim in front of there, access is not from the Shangrila property and ticket holders are brought to the location by bus and given a tour of the house and garden.
2 October 2016|
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Response from TreasuryBill | Reviewed this property |
I won't knock the previous comments but if you're only in Oahu for a few days, you MUST book the Shangri La tour in advance and the tours are not available every day, or even every month (as I found out when I visited in... More
Diana P
18 April 2016|
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Response from Mochiman | Reviewed this property |
The tour itself is about 1.5 hours at Shangri La. The bus ride provided from the museum 20 minutes. Precaution...bus leaves on time. All worth your time...The museum entrance fee is included and the restaurant in the... More