Settled over 200 years ago by 3 founding Mien families, there are now about 70 houses and 280 inhabitants.

The main source of income is farming, typically, corn, rice, tapioca and rubber.

The village is approached by a 5km road that ends here in a protected hidden valley, this lack of passing traffic has led to the village largely remaining unspoiled.  The road, although now fairly good, passes over some high hills before ending in the Shangri-La type valley that is Tad Kwan.  With high hills on all sides, Tad Kwan is protected from the elements and has its own micro-climate.

You can often see the old folk on their porches weaving the local cloth, attired in their traditional costumes.

Aunt & Niece in traditional dress entertaining guests (below).