Most of the king's ruling activities are held in a specific building or place in the Joseon Dynasty's Palace, and the king was carried in a palanquin or horse while moving from the king's residence to this building or place. In historical records, the king's movement is recorded as geodong擧動 and the movement path is recorded as munro門路.
Governance activities are usually carried out in Jeongjeon正殿 and Pyeonjeon便殿, but there were many cases in which they were carried out in the Palace Garden. Gwageo科擧, Jeongang殿講, Mangbaerye望拜禮 and others were held at Chundangdae春塘臺 in Changdeokgung Palace and Gyeongmudae景武臺 in Gyeongbokgung Palace, and the king was carried in a palanquin or horse under the guard of his subjects to the rear garden後苑 far from the residential area大內.
There were three paths to Chundangdae of Changdeokgung Palace. First, it is the eastern road from Geonyangmun Gate to Cheongyangmun Gate via Changgyeonggung Palace. Second, it is an western road that leaves Hyeopyangmun Gate, passes through Sookjangmun Gate and Jinseonmun Gate, and enters Jipseongmun Gate via Daebodan deep in the northwest of the palace. These two roads are a long way back by bypassing a large area inside the palace. Third, it is the way to enter Chuimimun Gate starting from Yeonyangmun Gate, passing through Guyeomun Gate next to Junghuidang Hall. This road is close to king's residence, and it also seems that it was a place that was reluctant to reveal to his subjects.
There were four paths to Gyeongmudae of Gyeongbokgung Palace. First, after passing through the central areas of Gyeongbokgung Palace, Sajeongjeon Hall and Geunjeongjeon Hall to Heungryemun Gate, there were two roads: approaching Sinmumun Gate through Changhoemun Gate, and through Imsookmun Gate. Second, if exit the three gates of Sujeongjeon Hall, enter Yuhwamun Gate, and come back to Yongseongmun Gate through Heungryemun Gate, there are two ways to access Sinmumun Gate through Changhoemun Gate and through Imsookmun Gate. Third, there was a way to access Sinmumun Gate through Singeomun Gate and Yuhyeongmun Gate, starting from Daejaemun Gate in the west haenggak行閣 of the king's residence, leaving Mansimun Gate in the northeast of Gyeonghoeru Pavilion. Fourth, during the period when the king's residence was moved to Geoncheonggung Residence, the northernmost part of the palace, due to two fires in the residential area of Gyeongbokgung Palace, the road from Geonseonmun Gate to Sinmumun Gate was used.
It should be revealed in a follow-up study the reason why the diversity of the geodong-munro, which was commonly identified in Changdeokgung Palace and Gyeongbokgung Palace, was formed.