Go On An 'Expedition' With Josh Gates

Jungle Swing
Jungle Swing

Jungle Swing

“In the dry season, Cambodia is torturously hot. After a long day trekking in the jungles, I was overjoyed to find what might be the best seat on earth — a jungle swing in the shadow of a beautiful, cooling waterfall. I may never leave this chair.” 960 1280

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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

“Angkor Wat in Cambodia is the world’s largest religious building, and in the early morning, it’s also one of the most peaceful. Before the crowds of visitors arrived, I snapped this photo of monks ascending the stairs en route to prayer.” 960 1280

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Wat Phnom

Wat Phnom

“In the middle of Cambodia’s bustling capital is the temple of Wat Phnom. Perched high on a hill, it’s a shady respite from the sweltering city. Monks gather here in the afternoon, and I was lucky enough to catch a few of them resting in the shade.” 960 1280

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Royal Palace

Royal Palace

“One of the things I love about Cambodia’s capital is the blend of old and new. It’s a mash-up of cultures and architecture. On one block, you feel like you're in a modern city, and then the gilded roof of the Royal Palace comes into view, and you’re transported back in time.” 960 1280

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Ta Prohm Ruins

Ta Prohm Ruins

“The Ta Prohm ruins in Siem Reap, Cambodia, are one of the most atmospheric places I’ve ever visited. It’s a meditative place to look back on one of the most impressive ancient empires in the world … and to get out of the blazing sun.” 960 1280

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Ta Prohm Temple

Ta Prohm Temple

“The jungles at Ta Prohm temple in Cambodia are now merging with the ancient structures. I love exploring here, seeing how the natural world is reclaiming the site and giving it a whole new architecture.” 960 1280

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Gate to Angkor Thom

Gate to Angkor Thom

“There are several majestic gates that lead to Cambodia’s Angkor Thom. I’m weirdly obsessed with all of them. There’s just something so mysterious about their design. Some are easy to get to; others are shrouded by the jungle. I took a motorcycle to get to this particular gate, which feels eerily abandoned.” 960 1280

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Faces of Angkor Thom

Faces of Angkor Thom

“The many faces of Angkor Thom in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This is one of my favorite temples in the world. Wandering around the ruins in the early morning, it’s hard not to be moved by the hundreds of monumental faces staring back at you.” 960 1280

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Comanche Nation Teepee

Comanche Nation Teepee

“We were passing through Oklahoma and noticed a huge gathering in a field. It turned out to be a massive powwow on the plains of Comanche Nation. We pulled over and were warmly welcomed by the proud and hospitable Comanche people.” 960 1280

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Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

“When searching for the mysterious lost treasure of Jesse James, it pays to have the right vehicle. As I rode off into the fading Oklahoma sunset on horseback, I suddenly felt hot on the trail of one of America’s most famous outlaws.” 960 1280

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Buzzard’s Roost

Buzzard’s Roost

“It may not be buried gold, but when I found this antique lead bar in the hills of Buzzard’s Roost in Oklahoma, I was ecstatic! After all, when treasure hunting, any discovery is better than coming up empty-handed … or getting bitten by a rattlesnake.” 960 1280

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Oklahoma Sunset

Oklahoma Sunset

“Red sky at night. Sunset over a farm in central Oklahoma. I’m always struck by the fact that we don’t have to travel to the ends of the earth to find adventure. It’s right in our own backyard.” 960 1280

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Summer Palace

Summer Palace

“Touring the summer palace of the Russian czars in St. Petersburg made me realize that I need to do some serious redecorating back at home. My ballroom isn’t nearly this opulent.” 960 1280

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Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate

“Ominous skies over the Brandenburg Gate. Berlin is, for me, one of the coolest spots in Europe. No other city has undergone a more dramatic transformation in the 20th century. It’s gone from a place of extreme repression to a city that’s absolutely buzzing with free expression.” 960 1280

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Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

“East meets West. A cross section of the Berlin Wall in Germany and a sobering reminder of the tragic division that once defined this city.” 960 1280

Josh Gates  

Lion Fighter

Lion Fighter

Statue of the ‘Lion Fighter’ outside the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.” 960 1280

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Berlin Cathedral

Berlin Cathedral

“View of the imposing Berlin Cathedral.” 960 1280

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Vladimir Lenin Statue

Vladimir Lenin Statue

“Kaliningrad is a place with a fascinating identity crisis. I loved exploring this seldom-visited city and sorting through the complicated history that defines it. Though it was once German, this Lenin statue is a good reminder that I'm now in Russian territory.” 960 1280

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Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood

Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood

“The vivid colors of the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia, are awe-inspiring. Seeing the majestic and playful architecture in person took my breath away.” 960 1280

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Expedition Unknown

On Location: Josh Gates' Pictures  19 Photos

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

  

Czech Border

Czech Border

Before Josh crosses the Czech border to Germany, he contemplates whether or not he wants to go to one of the many other destinations in the Czech Republic. 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

  

Expedition Unknown

World's 8th Wonder Pictures  11 Photos

Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle

A look at the beautiful and majestic Matsumoto Castle in Japan, where Josh is searching for the Honjo Masamune sword. 960 1280

  

Authentic Masamune Sword

Authentic Masamune Sword

Josh admires an authentic Masamune-made sword at the home of an antique sword collector in Japan. Masamune is widely regarded as one of Japan’s best swordmakers. 960 1280

  

‪Senso-ji Buddhist Shrine

‪Senso-ji Buddhist Shrine

A unique look at the ‪Senso-ji Buddhist shrine in Tokyo. Built to honor the goddess of mercy, Senso-ji is Tokyo’s oldest temple. 960 1280

  

Japanese Macaques

Japanese Macaques

These monkeys, called Japanese macaques, thrive high up in the snowy mountains of Nagano, Japan, by lounging in volcanic hot springs that help mitigate the cold. 960 1280

  

Shrine on Mount Togakushi

Shrine on Mount Togakushi

While in Japan to search for the legendary Honjo Masamune sword, Josh treks up to the shrine on Mount Togakushi, where the sword may be residing. 960 1280

  

Samurai Sparring

Samurai Sparring

Josh's sensei and his student spar for Josh so he can learn the ways of the samurai. 960 1280

  

Japanese Cemetery

Japanese Cemetery

A look at a serene, beautiful, ancient Japanese cemetery in Tokyo. 960 1280

  

Robot Restaurant

Robot Restaurant

Josh takes viewers to many exotic — and unique — locales, including this "robot bar" in Tokyo. 960 1280

  

DJ Josh Gates

DJ Josh Gates

While at the robot bar, Josh poses with the robot DJ as he gets into the spirit of the night. 960 1280

  

Expedition Unknown

Samurai Sword of Power Pictures  9 Photos

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