I'm just starting research for a possible trip to Laos in Dec 2012 with husband our 2 young boys (7 and 4).
I've heard such great things about Luang Prabang. But I am also anxious if it's another Hoi An. We were in Hoi An Dec 2011 and it was such a surrreal experience with all the tailor shops. We did go during bad weather so we didnt get to bike around the villages. Perhaps with better weather, we would have enjoyed Hoi An more. Still the tailorshops were just too much!
On the other hand, we enjoyed Hanoi.
So, honest opinion please on Luang Prabang. Thanks.