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Shangri La, Honolulu

#6 of 26 in Historic Sites in Honolulu
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Art Museum
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Shangri La and many more Honolulu attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Honolulu trip website.
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  • It was beautiful. It had a wonderful view of the ocean, and taught me ad my family so much. You must see this beautiful museum. It was an amazing experience.  more »
  • Absolutely breathtaking! When it reopens after renovations it may still be a Covid-19 world. There may be safety measures in place but it is definitely worth a visit. Even before Covid-19, tickets...  more »
  • What a remarkable palace! If you're visiting Honolulu, you must reserve tickets to this masterpiece. It's hard to believe Shangri La is a museum; the architecture alone warrants the cost of admission. Photos do not do it justice! The tour guides are good, but the views are magical. It very well might be the most architecturally impressive museum I've visited!
  • This is a gem of a museum, with some amazing pieces of Islamic art and history. The artist in residence program has also produced some really wonderful events that Iʻve had the opportunity to attend. Great museum with an interesting history and in beautiful surrounds. Highly recommend to locals and visitors alike.

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