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NEW TREND: SAYING "I DO" AT BALI'S STUNNING NUNGNUNG WATERFALL

Nungnung Waterfall: A Natural Oasis for Unforgettable Wedding Ceremonies

10.02.2024
BY MAXWELL SOETOMO
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Bali, known as the Island of the Gods, has long been a dream destination for couples looking to tie the knot amidst breathtaking natural beauty. While hotels and beachfront resorts have been popular choices, a new trend is emerging that promises an even more enchanting wedding experience.

Nestled in the picturesque Pelaga Village, just 34km from Ubud, lies the mesmerizing Nungnung Waterfall. Standing at an impressive 75 meters high, this natural wonder is now becoming a sought-after location for intimate wedding ceremonies.

Couples seeking a unique and serene backdrop for their special day can now exchange vows with the majestic waterfall as their witness. The cool mountain air and tranquil atmosphere add to the allure of this hidden gem in the northern Badung highlands.

Head of the Nungnung Traditional Village, Sang Nyoman Sutena, expressed the community's commitment to developing Nungnung Waterfall as a premier wedding destination. Plans are underway to elevate the experience by incorporating cultural elements such as traditional dances and music.

Local resident Ni Made Sukerti, who coordinates bookings for the location, shared insights into the growing popularity of Nungnung Waterfall weddings among foreign tourists. While most opt for Western-style ceremonies, the allure of this natural setting attracts couples from around the globe, including Spain, Russia, and South Korea.

Despite the increasing interest, weddings at Nungnung Waterfall remain exclusive, with only a handful of ceremonies held each month. However, bookings are on the rise as couples seek unique, intimate, and secluded venues to exchange their vows.

One of the driving factors behind choosing Bali as a wedding destination is the cost. Compared to the hefty price tags of traditional weddings, couples can secure all-inclusive packages in Bali at a fraction of the cost. With average wedding expenses in Australia reaching AUD 34,715, Bali offers couples the opportunity to create lasting memories without breaking the bank.

While many opt for symbolic or blessing ceremonies in Bali, legal weddings are also possible for foreign couples. However, strict requirements, including religious and civil ceremonies overseen by recognized officials, must be met.

As the allure of destination weddings continues to grow, Nungnung Waterfall emerges as a hidden gem for couples seeking a truly magical and unforgettable experience on their special day.

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