Deokhongjeon Hall is where King Gojong met with high ranking and foreign envoys and other officials. Construction on the building was completed in 1911. The hall is one of the newest structures at the palace.
Deokhongjeon Hall was built on the former site of Gyeonghyojeon, the spirit hall of Empress Myeongseong.
The outside of the hall is designed with traditional Korean architecture while the design on the inside of the hall is Western style. A chandelier hangs from the ceiling inside. The building was retrofitted with electricity which was quite rare at the time.
Just nearby is Hamnyeongjeon Hall.