Shangri La is a museum for Islamic arts and cultures, offering guided tours, residencies for scholars and artists, and programs with the purpose of improving understanding of the Islamic world. Built in 1937 as the Honolulu home of American heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke (1912-1993), Shangri La was inspired by Duke’s extensive travels throughout North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia and reflects architectural traditions from India, Iran, Morocco and Syria. (Source: Museum Website)
Admission on Shangri La’s guided tour is by reservation only and advance reservations are required. All tours start at the Honolulu Museum of Art (900 South Beretania Street, between Victoria Street and Ward Avenue) and visitors are transported to Shangri La by van. Tickets are $25.00, which includes van transportation to Shangri La, as well as admission to the Honolulu Museum of Art's permanent exhibitions. Discounted tickets are available for $20.00 to Hawai’i residents. Click here to book a tour: https://www.honolulumuseum.org/4883-tours_shangri_la.