Hanoi offers so many different sights and sounds. Remains of French colonization is evident in their architecture but given a more authentic flavor by incorporating Vietnamese aesthetics. Hanoi is a perfect blend of East-meets-West allowing tourists to go home with unique memories.
The Old Quarter is the hub of most tourist attractions. Just a few minutes walk or cab ride and you will reach famous landmarks. Also, one need not worry about spending too much money for entrance fees as most of these are free. Or if not, it is very affordable.