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Shangri La

Tours arranged through Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
+1 808-532-3853
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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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Tours arranged through Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
+1 808-532-3853
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Reviewed yesterday

I don't think I'd ever heard of Doris Duke before coming here. This is a beautiful place with amazing history and our guide was incredible. We loved our tour and had a great experience at Shangri La!

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Doris Duke really was a special woman, like her I am in love with Islamic art and especially the art of the Islamic garden. Her style resonates with me more than any other....

1  Thank Aulani M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Appointment only. Well worth the time and $. Very reasonable as it includes admission to two other museums .

1  Thank Chanel G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by appointment only, but I went to the museum and asked even though online was booked and they had space the next morning for my boyfriend and I. Beautiful and informative, very intimate tours.

2  Thank design883
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Shangri La was the home of the late heiress Doris Duke (i.e. Duke University, etc.) who fell in love with Hawaii in the 1930's and purchased five acres on the slopes of Diamond Head on the ocean. She filled her home with wonderful artifacts...More

3  Thank OzawaW
Reviewed 1 week ago

I could not book the ticket to Shangri La via their website. Therefore I have to contact them by email and one of the staff replied me (Im sorry I forgot your name), and later on she made a reservation for me and inform me...More

4  Thank Lan T
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're interested in Islamic Art, or even if you aren't, the collection at Shangri La is amazing. Built by tobacco heiress Doris Duke in the 1030's, it's also interesting to see how the rich lived in those days. Perched on a cliff over the...More

3  Thank beneluigi
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a truly singular experience. The history of this site and its fantastic artwork are unparalleled except in the Middle East itself.

3  Thank Randall S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting place to visit. Our guide was well informed and interested in what she was sharing with us. The gardens and location is very beautiful but I would have liked to see some of the rooms in the house that they don't take...More

3  Thank Hazel D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was extremely lucky to be invited to a musical soirée of Syrian music and a wonderful dinner on the lawn. What a wonderful evening to remember. We also toured the house and property and it was amazingly beautiful. If anyone has a chance to...More

3  Thank cathylemaire23
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Chad G
Are you able to swim there
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.
how did you get to the museum. We are arriving on a cruise ship.
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
hi, how much time will I spend when taking the tour to Shangri La?
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