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Jonque de Plaisance

We thank Paul et Dominique Mariottini who have allowed
us to reproduce these images and extracts of their voyage on board Suwan Macha, and we invite you to travel with them

Paul et Dominique Mariottini
Paul & Dominique

Suwan Macha 16,5M Jonque de Plaisance, a modern ocean going sailing junk

If you wish to cruise the region on board Suwan Macha, please contact Asia Marine directly.

Paul and Dominique's voyage on board Suwan Macha

Click on a thumbnail below:

  • Suwan Macha, Phi Phi Islands
  • Suwan Macha
  • Phang Nga Bay
  • Anchorage for the night
  • Shores on the Sea of Andaman
  • James Bond Island
  • Suwan Macha, Thailand
  • Stern
  • Suwan Macha, Cruise to Krabi
  • Aft view
  • From Phang Nga to Krabi
  • Sea Wanderers
  • Phi Phi Islands
  • Main mast
  • Offerings
  • Phang Nga Bay
  • Koh Pannyi
  • Suwan Macha, foresail
  • Deck
  • Dining room

The southern region of Thailand, with its tropical islands (Koh in thai), its beaches with palm trees, and the voluptuousness of its warm seas, invite to idleness. Leaving from Phuket island, referred to as the rare perl of the Andaman sea, setting off on board a traditional timber sea junk with its rust coloured sails, its ample teak deck, but agile and light, is the only way to reach these small islands studded with coral, deserted beaches and solitary creeks.

Suwan Macha is a traditional sea junk (sail or motor), which takes you for a costal discovery of secret beaches with all the charm of this ancient form of navigation... As in an Indo-Chinese chromolithography, the junk conceived for leisure cruises, glides on a translucent sea as you lie on a teak deck.

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Diffusion Photo Magazine, Dominique and Paul Mariottini's online magazine is independent and free.

The magazine is dedicated exclusively to photography and their voyages throughout the world, and is maintained by Paul and Dominique. Their extensive travels have taken them to many regions of the world and they regularly continue to visit and photograph new locations.

Suwan Macha at Diffusion Magazine