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Shangri La

4055 Papu Cir, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-4850
+1 808-734-1941
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Shangri La is a museum for learning about the global cultures of Islamic art and design through exhibitions, digital and educational initiatives, public tours and programs, and community partnerships.
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4055 Papu Cir, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-4850
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"doris duke"
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"honolulu museum of art"
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"middle eastern art"
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"islamic architecture"
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"diamond head"
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"museum cafe"
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"minute tour"
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"tour guide"
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"take photos"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour regularly sells out so be sure to get reservations well ahead of time. It is worth every penny, about 90 minutes long with well informed docents. The home is AMAZING and to learn about Doris so educational...what an amazing woman, ahead of her...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interested in Islamic art? This is one of the best collections in the Pacific. Intrigued by the life of Doris Duke? Check out her home on the rocky shoreline of Oahu. Curious about resplendent, idiosyncratic architecture? Her home, built up over the years with personalized,...More

Thank Cynthia N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such an incredibly interesting and beautiful place to see. The day we were there the caretaker on the property was the son of the caretaker who looked after Doris Duke and grew up in the house as well. The story's he had added...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting our daughter in Hawaii, we toured the Doris Duke Estate, also known as Shangri La. When we pulled up to the front of the house in the tour bus, we were met by an old wooden door amid a solid windowless wall. Once we...More

Thank 2fortheroad07
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house is a must see. The story of Doris Duke and her passion for building this place wss fascinating, not to mention all of the stunning islamic art throughout. You can't belive the artwork that is out on display and not tucked away behind...More

Thank OnnieMelbourne
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful place is not only in a one of a kind setting but houses an astonishing collection of Islamic art. This art is housed in the home of the late Doris Duke and it’s displayed as if she might walk back in at any...More

Thank Lazonia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only way to get here is to take the Honolulu Museum of Art’s (HoMA) private shuttle bus. Admission to Shangri La ($26.50/pp when you book online) includes museum admission which would otherwise cost $20/pp…so it’s like getting admission to HoMA for just $6.50! Shangri...More

Thank Jim F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

最悪な経験でした。 シャングリラ自体はすごく素敵でしたが、 担当して頂いた、ガイドさんの対応が本当に、、Beautiful place, you should go for sure however for me personally it was horrible experience at all. I brought my parents who do not speak English at all so that I tried to translate everything for them to make them happy that was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here before, but it is always changing as work to keep updated is always ongoing! Additionally, your guide will be different, and have different perspectives and areas of personal interest that brings another dimension to what you are seeing. It is a...More

Thank Evelyn E
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

A visit to Morocco ignited my interest in Moorish art and architecture. When I learned of this estate and its content, I was determined to join the guided tour (no other option). I was disappointed that no academic study of the art has been completed...More

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OnnieMelbourne
11 June 2018|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
The renovations do not impact on the tour at all. The only area that is being renovated is the pool area. But the tour is absolutely worth it. Please go.
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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.
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elv518
1 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
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