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Tours are offered regularly Wednesday through Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Tickets must be reserved in advance. The entire tour experience lasts approximately two and a half hours with one and a half hours on site at Shangri La.  

Find out more about tour information and tickets at the Honolulu Museum of Art or by calling (808) 532-3853.

During May 2017,  parts of Shangri La will be closed to the public while the museum undergoes maintenance. 

We appreciate your understanding as we make changes to improve the visitor experience. 

Click here to book your tour online

About the Tour

Tours originate at the Honolulu Museum of Art where visitors begin their experience with a tour of the museum’s Arts of the Islamic World Gallery and a ten minute introductory video on the history of Shangri La. Visitors are transported in small groups by shuttle bus to Shangri La for a tour which lasts approximately an hour and a half. Interpretive guides educate as well as entertain as they lead visitors through the entry courtyardfoyerDamascus RoomSyrian RoomMughal Suitecentral courtyardliving roomMihrab Roomdining room, upper lawn and the Mughal Garden. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about Islamic art through objects and architectural elements originating from the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, and North Africa. They will also enjoy stunning exterior views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean. Upon completion of the tour, visitors return via shuttle to the Honolulu Museum of Art.

Photography is permitted in designated areas at Shangri La for private, noncommercial use only. Permission to publish, reproduce, exhibit or distribute images must be obtained by separate agreement. Please contact: shangrilahawaii@ddcf.org for more information.

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