Hamwonjeon Hall, built during the reign of King Sejong, was believed to have been used as the location of many Buddhist events at Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Sejong was the fourth king of the Joseon Dynasty and ruled from 1418 unitl his death in 1450.
Hamwonjeon Hall has been damaged by fire and rebuilt many times throughout the years. The hall was last rebuilt in 1888.
In 1917, the hall was dismantled and its parts were used to rebuild Changdeokgung Palace.
As with Heumgyeonggak Pavilion, Hamwonjeon Hall was restored in 1995.