The city of Durunka is famous for an ancient church. According to the beliefs of the local people, the Holy Family of Durunka used to reside in this church. This ancient church was built on the side of a cliff. Another important tourist spot in this city is the convent that was built in the honor of Holy Virgin. There are many monasteries in this city.
The population of Durunka mainly comprises the native Christians of Egypt who are also known as the Coptics. Tourists can also meet the monks and nuns of the monasteries. This city has become almost a pilgrim center for the Christians. A Moulid of holy Virgin is held in the city of Durunka. Many devout Christians come to attend this holy occasion and parades are arranged. This city is considered to be a residing place of Saint John of Lycopolis. The other churches located in this city, have been built in the memory of saints like Moncurius, Athanasius, Claudius, Saint John the Baptist and Philotas.