The Palaung reside chiefly in Myanmar's Shan State, and only a few are in China's Yunnan Province, and are referred to as the "De-Ang" People. In all, this ethnic group of people total about 70,000 and are distinguished by the silver and lacquered bamboo hoops that married women wear around their waists.
It is common for several Palaung households to live in one communal "long-house". The women of Pin Ne Bang village, in the Kalaw area, mainly wear red and blue clothing. Tobacco, tea and mandarin oranges are raised on the steep mountain slopes.