Gullubulag is a village in the Alexandropol uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Gizil Goch (Gukasyan) district, and currently in the Shirak province. The provincial centre is located 27 km to the north of the town of Gumru, at a height of 2,040 m above sea level. In official documents the village is specified as “Turkic Gullubulag” or “Garapapag Gullubulag”. It was marked in “The Iravan Province Review Book”.

The village was originally inhabited by Azerbaijanis who left it following the settlement of Armenians in the district. Armenians were settled there from the Turkish provinces of Erzurum and Kars in 1828–1829.

The toponym was coined by combining the words “gullu” (flowery) and “bulaq” (a spring), which implies “a village near a flowery spring”. It is a hydrotoponym.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 15 July 1946, it was renamed “Vardakhbyur” being literally translated. Until then, the name of the village had been marked in the documents as “Armenian Gullubulag”. According to the law “On the administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Armenia” dated 7 November 1995, it was integrated into the administrative territory of the Shirak province.

Geographical coordinates: latitude: 40°57’ N., longitude: 43°55’ E.