Situated on Java’s northwest coast, Jakarta is the largest city and capital of Indonesia. Part of Rasuna Tower, one of Indonesia’s tallest buildings, The Westin Jakarta is conveniently located on Jalan Rasuna Said, one of the three main streets in the Golden Triangle—the city’s leading business, commercial, and shopping district. Driving time from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) to the hotel is approximately one hour.
Learn about Jakarta’s rich history at Pasar Baru, an area that dates back to the Dutch colonial era. See the world’s last wind-powered trading schooners at the picturesque 17th-century port Sunda Kelapa. On weekends, visitors can explore the Indonesian president’s official residence, the Presidential Palace. Take in captivating views from the observation deck at Monas (National Monument), the city’s most famous landmark, located in the center of Freedom Square.
Peruse Jakarta’s local treasures at the National Museum of Indonesia. This “Elephant Building” houses prehistoric, ethnographic, and archaeological artifacts, and one of the world’s largest collections of Southeast Asian ceramics and Hindu Javanese art. Other curiosities can be found at the Wayang Museum, dedicated to puppetry, one of Indonesia’s most famous traditional art forms; the Textile Museum; and the Museum Bank Mandiri. Other options include the Fatahillah Museum, the Arts and Ceramic Museum, the Maritime Museum, and Bogor Palace.
Treat yourself to an authentic, uplifting experience at Taman Mini Indonesia (Beautiful Indonesia Mini Park). Visitors can explore 30 Indonesian provinces, more than 250 cultures, and other recreational facilities. Recharge with exhilarating fun at one of Asia’s largest theme parks, Ancol Dreamland, which is highlighted by Fantasy World, SeaWorld, and Ocean Eco Park. Find more entertainment at the Jakarta Arts Theater. Fully restored, this neo-Renaissance building showcases a wide array of indigenous, international, and traditional art performances. Shoppers have many options, including Plaza Indonesia, Grand Indonesia, Sarinah Thamrin, the art market Jalan Surabaya, and Plaza Senayan.