Around 2,000 journalists are gathered at a media center in Ilsan, South Korea to cover the summit.
The room was tense as the journalists massed inside the Kintex Conference Center waited for their first sight of Kim Jong Un.
An audible gasp ran through the room as Kim walked down the steps towards the military demarcation line, followed by a loud cheers and applause from South Koreans in the room as the historic handshake took place and Kim stepped onto the south side.
A crowd of people gathered at Seoul station to take in the summit, many taking photos of the moment Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in shook hands. when Kim crossed the military demarcation line, people applauded and wowed.
Ji Kwang-jin, seen in the yellow shirt in the above photo, told CNN he was happy to see such a positive reaction.
"I came here to just watch the moment along with the other people since it's a historical moment I wanted to be with the public the moment I watch it," he said.