The Thai-Lu are a subgroup of the Shan people, who originated in Sip-song-pan-na of Yunnan China, and are dispersed throughout the Shan State in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. At Wan-Paw Village (literally, Coconut Village), where the gentle slopes give way to a valley basin, the villagers happily thresh the rice harvest.
The Thai-Lu usually build their villages near rivers. If one visits a river near the village, one can see the villagers doing laundry or bathing. Wan-Sui Village, a few hours by car northeast from Kyaing Tong.