Kota Baru redirects here. It was also briefly the name of Jayapura.Kota Bharu is a city in Malaysia that serves as the state capital and royal seat of Kelantan. It is also the name of the territory in which Kota Bharu City is situated. The name means 'new city' or 'new castle/fort' in Malay. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia, and lies near the mouth of the Kelantan River at 6°8′N 102°15′E. The northeastern Malaysian city is close to the Thai border. Kota Bharu is home to many mosques, various museums, the unique architecture of the old royal palaces and former royal buildings in the center of town.The City is served by Keretapi Tanah Melayu's East Coast Line at the nearby Wakaf Bharu Terminal Station, in the town of Wakaf Bharu across the Kelantan River to Stesen Railway Station and Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, located in Pengkalan Chepa.