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The sheltered bay of Oʻahu

Traditionally, Honolulu is the urban area on the southeastern shore of the island of Oʻahu, one of the most exotic and popular destinations in the U.S. state of Hawaii. An ideal trip to Honolulu includes its palaces, museums, and art galleries, but the excitement comes with the rustic surf towns boasting local craft beers and famous beaches. Honolulu is the heart of Oʻahu’s art and culture scene, as exciting overall as its most famous beach, Waikiki.

Shangri La (Doris Duke) (n0094240)Thomas Tunsch / CC BY-SA 2.0

Shangri La

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Shangri La

Home of American philanthropist Doris Duke

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Aside being a historic home, Shangri La houses Doris Duke’s intriguing collection of Islamic art, and serves as center for Islamic arts and cultures. It is owned and supported by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA), founded by Doris Duke herself.

Shangri La is both a museum and a culture center, featuring a number of programs with focus on Muslim arts: residencies, lectures, performances, panel discussions, and other special events. For a virtual tour of the museum, visit - but keep in mind, that nothing beats the real experience.

Shangri La
4055 Papu Circle, Honolulu
+1 808 7341941