Talashe is located on the top of the mountain on the northern shore of the Taluoliu River in the Taoyuan District of Kaohsiung City. The altitude is about 700 to 1,000 meters, and the traditional territories of Hla’alua are distributed between Putou River and Taluoliu River. The southernmost territory is Paijianshe. Although the tribesmen moved to Paijianshe for its ease of transportation, no one lives there today. Since the Qing period, Hla’alua tribe has been composed of four communities: Paijianshe, Meilongshe, Talashe, and Yan'ershe. The Han people call them Dingsishe, meaning the top four settlements, while the Governor-General in Taiwan called it Shishe.
Today, the Hla’alua people live in the upper reaches of the Laonong River, between Shaonian River and Liumao River, at an altitude of about 500 meters.