Shangri La Islamic Art Museum
4055 Pāpū Cir, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA
Wed - Sat 9am - 1:30pm
Shangri LaIf you're interested in architecture, design, or Islamic art, Doris Duke's Shangri La is for you! Don't be fooled by the simple facade; the interior of the home as well as the views from the gardens are spectacular! Islamic art from all over the world (including entire rooms transported from other countries and a Mughal Garden modeled after the Pakistani original) awaits you. The living room opens completely on one side to a lawn overlooking a magnificent ocean view, and the dining room was created to feel like an Islamic tent! Shangri La is a truly unique experience! (Tickets are limited and usually sell out, so be sure to reserve your space in advance).
about 5 years ago
The home of Doris Duke in Honolulu is often overlooked by visitors to Waikiki focused on swimming and shopping, but it is simply stunning. You'll get there by a pre-booked shuttle bus from the Honolulu Academy of Art (also worth a visit), and can take a tour of heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke's home and her beautiful collection of Islamic art. Her home itself is a pleasure to view and tells the story of her passions for travel and art. Enjoy lunch at the Pavilion Cafe back at the Honolulu Academy of Art. This tour is a real highlight of any trip to Hawaii.