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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 4 days ago

This was one of the best tours of it's kind I've been on hands down. Not only do you get to see Shangdi La, but you also get to see the Honolulu Museum of Art. I reserved tickets a couple of months before our trip...More

Thank jj8921
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went there, since im from Arabic descent i thought itd be great. dont get me wrong, its beautiful! absolutely breathtaking. BUT- its boring as hell. lol so unless youre absolutely obsessed with mediterranean art and calligraphy, i wouldnt go here.

Thank Mariam A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The most amazing residence with Islamic art, property once owned by the heiress Doris Duke Who fell in love with the Islamic art during her honeymoon in India. That visit inspired her to build a jewel crusted master bathroom Hawaii which became the starter room...More

Thank span2938
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour is a must see! Its gorgous and I highly recommend going. They will shuttle you there from the museum of art and after they bring you back, the museum of art entry is free. Bathrooms are available if you ask to use one.

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked from Sydney and were not disappointed, what a wonderful place and to think that it was built in the 1930's... Great vision by a wonderful female architect!!!

Thank Casbachicks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don’t be fooled by Islamic art. Ms Duke did very well. After you return a visit to the Honolulu art Gallery or the cafe is a nice way to end the tour.

Thank 19,420,407
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For art-lovers, treat yourselves to a wonderful get-away when you visit Oahu. You’’ll have a lovely few hours away from downtown Honolulu/Waikiki, near the ocean, with the added treat of being able to spend time at the Honolulu Museum of Arts afterwards. Be sure to...More

Thank KurtAndWendy
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Finally got around to visiting this estate. Such an opportunity to expand your knowledge of culture. Great tour guide .

Thank awhitesides
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Shangri La isn't an example of what money can buy but it is still impressive showing the devotion and passion of one person to an architectural style and what can be accomplished with money. It's a small house and you get to see most of...More

1  Thank YVRcockroach
Reviewed 27 October 2017

What a unique and beautiful place. If you like art and architecture, then this is the place for you.

Thank Aviva V
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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.
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
Diana P
17 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