Shavaz village is located in southwest of Yazd Province in central Iran. The village is bounded by a mountain in the back and an open plain in the front.
It is one of the oldest villages of Yazd. The old cemeteries in Shavaz or the high stronghold in the village all indicate its old age.
The oldest castle of Yazd Province is located in Shavaz. It dates back to pre-Islamic era, the end of Parthian empire and the beginning of Sassanid era. The inscriptions found in nearby mountains also date back to 12,000 years ago.