On Location: Josh Gates' Pictures

Adventurer and avid explorer Josh Gates shares his personal photos and insights from his explorations around the world filming the all-new Travel Channel series Expedition Unknown.

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Host Josh Gates looks out over the mountain of Phnom Kulen in Cambodia during a late-night lightning storm. 960 1280

  

Angkor Wat is a prime example of Khmer architecture, with its use of sandstone blocks for foundation and its lotus-shaped towers. 960 1280

  

Parts of the temples of King Jayavarman II's city still stand at the dig site on Phnom Kulen. 960 1280

  

Considering that the terrain up the mountain is difficult to traverse on foot, Josh acquires a motorbike to help him get to the top. 960 1280

  

Josh enjoys his time on a unique form of travel in Cambodia, the bamboo railroad, on his way to Battambang. 960 1280

  

As the sun sets over the floating village on the Tonle Sap, Josh wades down the river toward the dig site for the lost city on Phnom Kulen in Cambodia. 960 1280

  

Josh traverses the mountain of Phnom Kulen through rain, thunder and darkness in search of a mysterious relic. 960 1280

  

This statue of an elephant outside the gates of Mahendraparvata signifies the entrance to the lost city and the beginning of answers to the legend of King Jayavarman II. 960 1280

  

In order to escape the scorching temperatures, Josh jumps into the cool waters in picturesque Cambodia. 960 1280

  

Josh listens intently to an antique dealer, who explains to him the dangers of looters trying to find the lost city. 960 1280

  

A look at the glorious, self-sufficient floating village on the Tonle Sap lake in Cambodia. 960 1280

  

Josh tries to visualize the layout of King Jayavarman's palace on Phnom Kulen in Cambodia from the ruins discovered by archaeologist JB Chevance. 960 1280

  

Josh Gates stands on the Lae runway in Papua New Guinea, the last location Amelia Earhart took off from before her disappearance while attempting to circumnavigate the world. 960 1280

  

Following new evidence of possible wreckage of Amelia Earhart's plane, Josh heads to the picturesque island of Fiji to search for more clues. 960 1280

  

While in Papua New Guinea to search for clues about what happened to Amelia Earhart, Josh utilizes his musical talents in a traditional dance with villagers from Vumalama. 960 1280

  

Josh takes a candid moment to thank the young men in the Asaro Mudmen tribe in Papua New Guinea for their hospitality while he searches for the wreckage of Amelia Earhart’s plane. 960 1280

  

Papua New Guinea was heavily involved in the Pacific theater in WWII and, as a result, has many remains of planes from those battles. 960 1280

  

Josh meets with John Grey, who recounts his memories from childhood of finding a skull under his home that may be connected to Amelia Earhart. 960 1280

  

The South Pacific island of Fiji has some of the most gorgeous vistas in the world, and Josh takes his viewers there to explore the theory of the final fate of Amelia Earhart. 960 1280

  

Josh crawls under John Grey's childhood home, where he hopes to find more bones that may provide answers to Amelia Earhart’s final fate. 960 1280

  

Josh meets with a local Fijian and gets a tour of a village that is the home of a man who may be in possession of Amelia Earhart's alleged remains. 960 1280

  

In order to get to a remote village on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji, Josh utilizes a bili-bili, a simple bamboo raft used by locals to traverse the islands. 960 1280

  

Josh is welcomed into the village on Viti Levu in Fiji after he presents the chief with kava. Josh is following a lead that one of the members of the tribe has information on the final fate of Amelia Earhart. 960 1280

  

Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

Josh Gates, host of Travel Channel's Expedition Unknown, poses in front of the remnants of the Berlin Wall in Germany. 960 1280

  

Altes Museum

Altes Museum

The classical statue Fighting Amazonian Woman guards the entrance to the Altes Museum in Berlin. 960 1280

  

St. Basil’s Cathedral

St. Basil’s Cathedral

Expedition Unknown takes host Josh Gates to many unique and picturesque locations, such as St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. 960 1280

  

Reconstructed Amber Room

Reconstructed Amber Room

A look at the amazing, reconstructed Amber Room in Catherine Palace near, Russia. 960 1280

  

Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace near St. Petersburg, Russia, was the original location of the Amber Room. The palace has exquisite artistry and more than 1,000 rooms. 960 1280

  

Nazi Crates

Nazi Crates

During WWII, the Nazis spent 2 days dismantling the Amber Room in Catherine Palace, and they packed the panels into 36 crates like this one. 960 1280

  

Bunker Museum

Bunker Museum

Josh squeezes down a tight hole to the basement of the Bunker Museum in Kaliningrad, Russia — the last known location of pieces of the Amber Room. 960 1280

  

Lending a Hand

Lending a Hand

While in Deutschneudorf, Germany, Josh helps the workers digging for the Amber Room in the mines beneath the city. 960 1280

  

Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad, Russia, the last known location of the Amber Room, was nearly completely rebuilt after its destruction in WWII, allowing the city to have unique architecture, including the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. 960 1280

  

Red Arrow Train

Red Arrow Train

The Red Arrow train service began in 1931 and has run uninterrupted ever since. Josh spent the night on the train on his way to Kaliningrad, Russia, to follow a new lead on the location of the Amber Room. 960 1280

  

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