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Doris Duke's Shangri-La Mansion
Kahala, Oahu, Hawaii

Pictures and information about Doris Duke's Shangri-La mansion in the Kahala area, east of Waikiki, on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

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- Built between 1936 and 1939 by heiress Doris Duke
- East of Waikiki in the Kahala area at the foot of Hiamond Head
- Now owned by the Doris Duke Foundation of Islamic Art (DDFIA)
- 5 oceanfront acres
- Houses a collection of Islamic Art
- Views of Diamond Head

- Artifacts and architectural elements from Iran, Syria, Morocco, Turkey, India

- Tours are operated by the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
2.5 hours of which 1.5 hours is on site at Shangri-la
- begin and end at the Honolulu academy of fine arts
- Guided and narrated
- $25 pP includes round trip transport + entry to HAFA
- Wed-Sat between 8:30 and 1:30
- Torus include screening of 10minute film about DD and SL
- 24 person limit and those will be split on site into 2 12 person tours
- advance reservations required
- 12 and older only
- closed in September and some holidays - visitors must take the HAFA mini-van (not self-driving to tour)

-Entry Courtyard
-Living Room
-Turkish Room
-Mihrab Room
-Dining Room

  • Covered Lanai.
    -Upper Lawn with views of the Playhouse
    -Pool, and water terraces
    -Mughal Garden
    (tours might be offered of the playhouse in fugure years)
    Doris Duke (1912-1993)

    Doris Duke's Shangri-La Mansion
    Black Point
    Kahala, Oahu, Hawaii
    Web Site: ShangriLaHawaii.org

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