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Shangri La Doris Duke Estate, Honolulu

4055 Papu Circle
Honolulu , Hawaii
Tel: 808 734 1941's insider take:

Though many rich and famous types have made Hawaii their hideaway, few of them have opened their spectacular compounds to the public. Fortunately, gawkers can get their fix by touring Doris Duke's opulent 1937 estate at Black Point. Three tours are made of the property every day (up to a dozen people per tour, operated by the Honolulu Academy of Arts, 866-385-3849). Some of the rooms are off-limits, but visitors will get to see Duke's extraordinary collection of Islamic art. Roughly 3,500 pieces of furniture, tile, and ceramics, some dating back as far as 1500 B.C., decorate the estate. See the website for an excellent virtual preview.

Closed Sundays through Tuesdays, and the month of September.

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