The Westin Jakarta is conveniently located on Jalan Rasuna Said, one of three main streets that make up the Golden Triangle—the capital’s leading business, governmental, cultural, and shopping district.
Learn about Jakarta’s rich history at Pasar Baru, an area that dates back to the Dutch colonial era, or see the world’s last wind-powered trading schooners at Sunda Kelapa, a picturesque 17th-century port, located a short drive from the hotel. Tugu Proklamasi (Proclamation Monument) marks where Indonesia’s founding fathers declared independence in 1945 and is one of the most historic sites in the country. The National Monument (“Monas”), a 132-meter landmark, is located in nearby Freedom Square, offering captivating views from its observation deck. On weekends, visitors can also explore the Indonesian president’s official residence, the Presidential Palace.
Peruse Jakarta’s local treasures at the National Museum of Indonesia. This “Elephant Building” houses prehistoric, ethnographic, and archaeological artifacts, as well as one of the world’s largest collections of Southeast Asian ceramics and Hindu Javanese art. More curiosities can be found at the Wayang Museum, which is dedicated to puppetry—one of Indonesia’s most famous traditional art forms, the Textile Museum, and the Museum Bank Mandiri. Other notable cultural sites include the Fatahillah Museum, the Arts and Ceramic Museum, the Maritime Museum, and Bogor Palace. Meanwhile, Jakarta Arts Theater, a fully restored neo-Renaissance building, presents a dynamic program of indigenous, international, and cultural performances year-round.
Taman Mini Indonesia, a beautiful mini park that encapsulates Indonesian culture, showcases 30 provinces across 250 acres. Alternatively, Fantasy World, SeaWorld, and Ocean Eco Park make up Ancol Dreamland, one of Asia’s largest theme parks, for an exhilarating day of family fun.
Stroll through Jakarta’s multitude of shopping options including Plaza Indonesia, Grand Indonesia, Plaza Senayan, and the art market, Jalan Surabaya.
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